Sisters and their mother among 10 in court after raids over alleged heroin trafficking ring
A young mother, her sister, and their mother are among 10 women whohave begun to appear in court accused of involvement in asophisticated, long standing heroin trafficking ring.
The group, which also includes three Air Jordan 11 High 689479-405 Men Blue White Ireland, were all charged withtrafficking offences following an eight month police investigationthat culminated in raids on properties across Melbourne on Thursday.
Most of the group have never before seen the inside of a holding cell andmay have to wait up to three months in custody before their next courtappearances due to voluminous phone interception and surveillancematerial being processed by prosecutors, the court heard on Friday.
The police operation had involved covert video surveillance inside abedroom and a kitchen. Four phones were also also intercepted andmuch of their contents will need to be translated from Vietnamese,prosecutors told the Melbourne Magistrates.
Two sisters aged 27, and 26, both of Braybrook, were among thosewho made first appearances, and they were remanded in custody withno application for bail made.
The court heard their mother was also in custody and that one of thesisters has had to leave her toddler in the care of a friend.
The husband of another mother in the group had to be helped out of thecourt after breaking down when she appeared in the dock.
Homes in Richmond, Buy Nike Air Max 98 Serpentine Men Beige Grey Online Flemington, Thornbury, Sunbury, Adidas NMD S76007 Unisex Milk White Ireland Mentone and Fitzroywere among nine properties raided.
On Thursday, Police alleged they had turned up drugs, cash and itemsof unexplained wealth including prestige cars and a pair of women’sshoes worth about $9000.