Friday, March 07, 2008

Victoria's jackbooted thugs crack down

Can anyone tell me what crime was actually committed here ? Why should people be locked up for owning dangerous stuff ?

Police allegedly seized a cache of firearms and explosives in Melbourne's outer east this morning, as part of an ongoing operation.

Armed Crime Taskforce detectives arrested a 44-year-old man today and allegedly seized gelignite, detonators, automatic firearms, ammunition, silencers, telescopic sights and fake identity documents from a property in Big Pats Creek Road in Big Pats Creek.

A Monbulk man, aged in his late 20s, was arrested at an address in Olinda-Monbulk Road, where firearms and a hydroponic cannabis set-up were allegedly seized, police said.

"Such weapons in the wrong hands present a significant risk to the community and police investigating the offences, due to both their dangerous nature and because they are often used in the commission of serious criminal activity," Detective Acting Inspector Everett Moutsidis, the head of the Armed Crime Taskforce, said.

The seizures were part of an ongoing operation into firearm trafficking.

The two men were to be interviewed by police at the St Kilda Road crime department. No charges have yet been laid.


Victoria - where you have the right to remain unarmed, defenceless and sober.