‘Dark web’ drug deals

TWO people have been arrested over alleged drug trafficking occurring online.

In a statement, Victoria Police said they have identified more than 150 parcels containing LSD and cannabis “linked to a dark web vendor”. They say the parcels originated from post boxes in the Frankston, Casey, and Greater Dandenong local government areas.

On 18 October police raided properties in Cranbourne, Cranbourne North, and Narre Warren. They allegedly seized two firearms, tablets, cannabis, THC gummies, cannabis resin, THC cookies, cannabis oil, around $5,000 in cash, and an Isuzu ute from the Cranbourne property. They also say they found cannabis, LSD tablets, MDMA, cannabis resin and THC cookies, two cryptocurrency seeds, and a small amount of cash in Narre Warren.

A 42-year-old Cranbourne man was charged with traffick large commercial quantity of LSD, traffick commercial quantity of THC, traffick cannabis, possess LSD, THC, and cannabis, and possess proceeds of crime. He appeared at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 19 October. A 39-year-old Narre Warren woman was charged with possess cannabis, MDMA, LSD, and THC, and possess proceeds of crime. She was bailed to appear at Dandenong Magistrates’ Court on 11 June next year.

A 67-year-old Cranbourne North man was interviewed by police and released without charge.

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