VicPol raid nabs $2 million meth haul

Bags of meth that will never reach users are loaded into a police van.

Bags of meth that will never reach users are loaded into a police van. Photo: VicPol

Victoria Police have charged a man after a $2 million cache of methylamphetamine was allegedly uncovered in his suburban home.

Detectives raided a Forest Hill home on Thursday and seized 20kg of the drug, plus a quantity of cannabis and more than $20,000 in cash.

The 33-year-old resident was arrested at the scene and has been charged with a series of drug trafficking and possession offences, knowingly dealing with proceeds of crime and failing to comply with a direction to assist.

He was remanded to face Melbourne Magistrates Court in February.

Detective Senior Sergeant Jason Venturoni said methylamphetamine, more commonly known as ice, was a major driver of crime.

“As a result of this operation, a significant amount of dangerous drugs are off our streets, which in turn will lessen the likelihood of a drug-fuelled crime from occurring,” he said in a statement on Sunday.

“This sends a clear message that our teams of dedicated detectives will not stop targeting drug dealers, traffickers, and manufacturers causing harm in our community.”

-with AAP

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