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Police Seize $1.4 Million at Australian Self-Storage

Fort Knox Self Storage has lived up to its name after a police swoop found $1.4 million in cash in the Australian self-storage facility. Officers also found 519g of heroin with a street value of $260,000 and a loaded 9mm pistol when they swooped on the Dandenong South business, named after the famed U.S. gold bullion depository.

The cash, drugs and gun were found in a secure area hired by a customer. Property, including jewelry, has been seized as suspected proceeds of crime.

Seven people were arrested after officers from the Croydon divisional tasking unit executed nine search warrants including:

  • A 47-year-old Lysterfield South woman has been charged with trafficking heroin and possessing a prohibited weapon.
  • A Ferntree Gully man, 30, is facing counts of trafficking, possessing and using heroin and cannabis, and possessing proceeds of crime. The pair have been remanded in custody to appear at Melbourne Magistrates' Court Jan. 9.
  • A 27-year-old man from Tatong in the state's northeast faces charges of trafficking, possessing and using heroin.
  • A Belgrave man, 49, who was charged with trafficking, possessing and using heroin posted bail and is scheduled to appear at Melbourne Magistrates' Court Jan. 9.
  • A 39-year-old Tatong man will face the Benalla Magistrates' Court next month.
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