Man charged as part of illicit firearms investigation – Meadow Heights

Saturday, 29 June 2024 at 7:29 am –

Detectives from the Illicit Firearms Squad charged a man yesterday as part of an investigation into alleged firearms manufacturing in Melbourne’s north west suburbs.

A warrant was executed with the assistance of VIPER Taskforce at a residential address and workshop in Meadow Heights on Friday, 28 June.

During a search of the address, police located firearms parts, ammunition and drugs including methylamphetamine and 1,4-butanediol.

A 35-year-old Meadow Heights man was arrested and interviewed by police.

He was subsequently charged with possess parts to manufacture firearms, possess cartridge ammunition, possess methylamphetamine and possess 1,4-Butanediol.

The man was bailed to appear at Broadmeadows Magistrates’ Court on 30 October.

Anyone with information about illicit firearm activity is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au