Kensington detectives have seized cannabis, methylamphetamine and heroin after an operation targeting drugs and high volume crimes in the south east metro district earlier this week.
Twelve people were charged with a total of 25 offences as a result of Operation Nebulos.
On January 4 and January 5 police executed nine search warrants on properties across the south east based on police intelligence and information received from members of the public through Crime Stoppers.
Detectives found and seized an assortment of ammunition, an unlicensed homemade handgun, a hydroponic cannabis set up, assorted drug paraphernalia, cannabis material, cannabis plants, methylamphetamine, heroin and dexamphetamine.
Kensington Detectives officer in charge Detective Senior Sergeant Tom Tristram said the operation was an initiative targeting mid-level methylamphetamine dealers across the south east with a nexus to primary volume crime.
“It is well known that drug users commit volume crime offences to fuel their drug use,” he said.
“By targeting mid-level dealers and removing the source for these drugs we generally see a decrease in burglary and stealing offences shortly after these type of operations.”
Anyone with information about the manufacture or distribution of illicit drugs was urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Callers can remain anonymous.