Five arrests have been made and more are expected after a two-day police operation into illicit firearms across the North East.
Eleven searches took place in homes around Wodonga, Wangaratta and Moira areas, with one man arrested in Wodonga, two more in Everton Upper, one in Cobram and one in Numurkah. Inquiries are continuing.
Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Chris Hill, the region's crime adviser, said about 40 officers took part in the searches, which seized a number of illegal items.
"There was a quantity of cannabis, methamphetamine and cocaine," he said.
"Significant quantities of cash, illegal weapons such as knives and swords, ammunition and some other firearms-related items."
The incidents and arrested men weren't necessarily linked as the operation related to firearms prohibition orders.
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"An order issued by Victoria Police on to persons of interest which we believe cause a risk to the community, through their previous behaviours and associations," Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Hill said.
People in the North East with these orders have certain legal conditions placed on them for 10 years.
"The operation was based around some compliance around those prohibition orders," the officer said.
"It's something we constantly monitor."
Detectives from Wangaratta, Wodonga and Cobram joined the Eastern Region Crime Squad, Illicit Firearms Unit, Echo Task Force and Armed Crime Task Force.
"From a local community perspective, we believe it was a success," Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Hill said.
"It displays the capacity of Victoria Police to manage high risk offenders in the region.
"We continue to encourage the community to contact Crime Stoppers around any dangerous or illegal behaviours they see in the community."
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