Friday, July 1, 2022
Google search engine
HomeNationalVICLarge-scale Middle Eastern Organised Crime Syndicate Under Investigation as Two Arrested as...

Large-scale Middle Eastern Organised Crime Syndicate Under Investigation as Two Arrested as Part of Threat Investigation

WE NEED FUNDS TO FIGHT MAINSTREAM MEDIA MISINFORMATION

We are 100% independently owned, free from corporate ownership and control. Help support a free press by donating to us.

On Saturday 23rd April 2022 two people were arrested by detectives from the Echo Taskforce as part of an ongoing investigation into a large-scale Middle Eastern Organised Crime syndicate after police received information that members of the syndicate were actively planning to allegedly kill several people.

Warrants were executed at residential properties in Mickleham and Ringwood North.

The investigation began in October 2020, focussing on the access the syndicate has to firearms, large-scale drug importation and unexplained wealth.

A 27-year-old man has been released pending further enquiries. A 31-year-old man has been remanded in custody.

Investigations into a number of other threats linked to the syndicate also remain active and ongoing with detectives following up on several other avenues of enquiry.

To date, 27 arrests have been made by Echo Taskforce pertaining to the investigation into the syndicate’s activities and more than 30 warrants have been executed which has led to the seizure of:

  • More than $100,000 in assets being the proceeds of crime
  • In excess of $2 million
  • Various quantities of cannabis, GHB and prescription medications
  • A $400,000 stolen Porsche
  • 5.6kg of cocaine
  • Approximately 6kg of heroin
  • 25.5kg of amphetamine

Several other people being arrested by the Australian Federal Police as part of an investigation into drug trafficking this weekend are linked to the investigation.

Allegedly, a 33-year-old man is the head of the organised crime gang and has been charged with importing a large commercial quantity of border-controlled drugs as well as directing activities of a criminal organisation while in prison.

A 28-year-old Melbourne woman has been charged with two counts of importing a large commercial quantity of border-controlled drugs.

Acting Deputy Commissioner Bob Hill from Victoria police said, “A threat against someone’s life is the most serious and significant threat that can be made. Once police received this information, we took a number of steps to disrupt this threat, which included the arrest of two men on Saturday. I also want to make it very clear that the investigation into the threats to kill linked to this organised crime syndicate is far from over – we are continuing to follow up a number of other avenues of enquiry. I think it is critical that those linked to this syndicate understand this, including those within the prison system. Victoria Police is also working closely with other law enforcement agencies including the Australia Federal Police, to target further offending which has included the arrest of a number of other people as part of an investigation into drug trafficking.”

“This is a significant result, and both of these matters highlight the insidious way organised crime syndicates operate which have the potential to wreak enormous harm on Victorians.” He said.

Investigations into the threats to kill and other activities of the syndicate remain ongoing, and Victoria Police urge anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or to submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -
Google search engine

Most Popular

Recent Comments

Ivan M. Paton on Approval Of Remdesivir
Beth on Free and Fair?
Novus Ordo Seclorum on Victorian Change to Mandates
Novus Ordo Seclorum on Health care in crisis
Novus Ordo Seclorum on Health care in crisis
Burnthehousedown on Postal vote outrage
Shanthini Balasuriyar on Queensland CHO – a law unto himself
Billie Hutton on Convoy to Canberra Two
Lynn a freedom warrior on Convoy to Canberra Two
Elizabeth on Ruble on the rise
Yvonne Ford on Pfizer drug recall
Gene Trevor Wyngaard on NZ Scrap vaccine mandates
Frances Mahy on Russia Sanctions The U.S.A
Peter Coxhead on My Story, So Far
Theodora Zajaz on Novak Out Of U.S. Open.
Leonie Young on Probuild Buy-Out
Shelley Madden on Pfizer, Stranger than Fiction
Debra Mullins on AVN vs Brendan Murphy
Malcolm on The End Game
Sabina on What’s Next?
Drew Duncan on Belarus Under Threat
Robyn on What’s Next?
Sofia Rutteman on Here We Go Again, Part 2
Robert Burns on Ricardo Bosi Public Address
Kim Henry on Pfizer Whistleblower
Lee Y on Give Me Five
Linda Nemeth on Ricardo Bosi Public Address
Warwick Hibble on Ricardo Bosi Public Address
Lesley on The Data Is Ours
Patricia Poppeliers on Here We Go Again, Part 2
Dani Stevens on Trouble in Paradise
Colin Stevens on VICTORY FOR THE PEOPLE
Leanne Robyn on VICTORY FOR THE PEOPLE
Dianedraytonbuckland on Facebook: Judge, Jury and Executioner
Michael Chere on Before You Inject Your Child
Kerry Taylor on Which one of us is blind?
Kathy Hirsch on First Nations Locked Down
Gloria Feather on Undermining The Indigenous.
Marie Millikin on Let us talk about intuition.
Lucienne Helm on Let us talk about intuition.
Susan Wilson on The real revolution
Jennifer Leonard on 2020 a year to forget
F J on Strange Times
Tracey Parsons on IBAC DAY 9
stacie rose on Which one of us is blind?
Uncertainty on My Story, So Far
Tracey on A Veteran’s Plea
Zaidee Lens Van Rijn on My Story, So Far
Alissandra Moon on The Rise of Medical Apartheid
Peggy Gothe on Mum, I don’t feel well
Keith Cashman on Mum, I don’t feel well
Melinda c Taylor on Mum, I don’t feel well
Vaughan Oke on Which one of us is blind?
Jane Ramsay on Choice vs Ultimatum
Brian K Wilson on Which one of us is blind?
Scott Dawson on Which one of us is blind?
Sandra Dee on ST KILDA STREET PICNIC