Man arrested, drugs and cash seized in latest Ironside raid

Police have arrested a man and seized drugs, cash and a weapon after a raid in Melbourne’s north-west in connection with Operation Ironside.

Firearms unit officers and Australian Federal Police allegedly found 6.5 kilograms of cannabis, more than 100 grams of drugs in tablet and powder form, a stun gun and over $250,000 in cash following a raid on a home on Contursi Drive in Sydenham at 10am on Tuesday.

AFP Commissioner Reece Kershaw.Credit:The Age

Working with the FBI, AFP employees built a system to monitor key words and “imminent threats” sent via the messaging service with the help of new legislation here and in the US.

Speaking alongside Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday, AFP Commissioner Reece Kershaw labelled Operation Ironside the “sting of the century”.

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