Luxury cars and almost $1M cash seized following arrest of alleged steroid trafficker

Detectives from the Fawkner Divisional Response Unit seized 17 luxury cars and almost $1 million in cash after arresting a man allegedly trafficking illegal prescription medication.

Following a five-month long investigation, officers executed a search warrant at a Moonee Ponds business on Thursday and located a significant amount of illegal prescription medication including steroids and human growth hormones.

They arrested the alleged business owner at a factory in Somerton the same morning.

Police will allege the man was selling prescription medication from the Moonee Ponds business without a licence.

Following a search of the Somerton factory police seized $950,000 cash and 17 luxury vehicles including:

• Six Holden Toranas including a VK SS Peter Brock valued at $1 million

• Two Lamborghinis

• A Porsche

• A Corvette

• A Mercedes AMG

Police will allege the vehicles – with a combined value of approximately $4 million – were the proceeds of crime.

The 54-year-old Yarrambat man was last night charged with trafficking a commercial quantity of prescription drugs, trafficking a commercial quantity of anabolic and androgenic steroidal agents, trafficking drugs, trafficking testosterone, trafficking anabolic steroids and dealing with property suspected of being the proceeds of crime.

He was remanded overnight to appear before Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today.

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