A 41-year-old Victorian man has been arrested for the importation of a number of prohibited items, including air soft handguns, hand-held electric shock devices, extendable batons and push knives.
Australian Border Force (ABF) and Victoria Police officers executed a warrant at his Somerville residence on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula on Friday morning where they located 100 grams of suspected MDMA and methamphetamines.
ABF Investigations Commander Graeme Grosse, commended the work of ABF officers and their law enforcement counterparts.
“The Australian Border Force is aware and will investigate any individuals who look to recklessly ignore our import laws on illicit weapons,” Commander Grosse said.
“These laws are in place to protect the community from dangerous goods and the ABF, in cooperation with our law enforcement counterparts, are determined to enforce them.”
“We will continue to cooperate with Australian Boarder Force to detect prohibited imports to reduce harm in the community,” Detective Busuttil said.
ABF officers charged the man with importing Tier 2 goods in contravention of Section 233BAB(5) of the Customs Act 1901.
Victoria Police also laid numerous charges:
- 21 x Import prohibited weapon
- 3 x Possess drug of dependence
- 1 x possess imitation firearm
- 1 x traffic drug of dependence
- 1 x possess prohibited weapon
- 1 x possess article to manufacture a drug of dependence
The 41-year-old has been remanded to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 16 July.
Source: Australian Border Force