Police have seized more than 60 weapons and a man has been charged after a Doreen property was searched on Sunday.
Mill Park Serious Crime Taskforce detectives executed the search warrant following an investigation into illegal weapon and drug possession.
Detectives seized nine imitation firearms (gel blasters); 30 throwing knives; two samurai swords; four swords; two knuckle dusters; three flick knives; two extendable batons; one imitation firearm and magazine; nine assorted knives; one tactical dart shooter with darts; and ammunition.
More than $11,000 in cash and a large quantity of cannabis was also found at the property.
The 37-year-old Doreen man was charged with possessing prohibited weapons, trafficking and possession of cannabis, possessing proceeds of crime and possessing ammunition without a licence.
He was bailed to appear at Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court on November 10.
Detective Acting Sergeant Matt McKenzie said the information police received from the community was crucial to their ability to apprehend criminals and seize dangerous items.
He urged anyone with information about crime to report it to police to investigate.
“Any form of weapon, including an imitation firearm or a gel blaster, can cause significant public alarm and we know they are often used to commit serious criminal offences,” he said.
“These weapons are not harmless toys – we regularly see these items used in serious and violent crimes which can terrify victims.”
Anyone with information about criminal activity is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.