A woman from the Melton suburb of Aintree has faced court overnight on drugs and firearms charges.

The 47-year-old is accused of possessing a handgun and trafficking a commercial quantity of ice, after a series of warrants executed in Aintree, Bundoora, Thomastown, Heidelberg Heights and Lalor on Friday.

Police seized more than $160,000, a handgun, a Lamborghini, BMW, Mercedes AMG, more than 1.5kg of ice, 350g of amphetamine, watches worth $30,000 as well as designer clothing valued at $40,000.

The Aintree woman was one of four people arrested in the operation.

A 36-year-old Bundoora man has been charged with trafficking a large commercial quantity of methyl-amphetamine, traffick commercial quantity of amphetamine and negligently dealing with the proceeds of crime.

A 22-year-old Heidelberg Heights woman was charged with possess proceeds of crime and has been bailed to face Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court on 24 June.

A 27-year-old Lalor man was charged with trafficking a commercial quantity of methyl-amphetamine, as well as possessing cocaine and the proceeds of crime.

Officers from Fawkner Divisional Response Unit worked alongside members of the Critical Incident Response Team, Melton Crime Investigation Unit and Federal Police.

“The arrests and seizures will significantly disrupt the drug supply and trade within the northern and western suburbs,” Detective Inspector Melissa Sullivan said.

Anyone with information about drug activity is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report to www.crimestoppersvic.gov.au

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Main image: Ice seized by AFP (file photo)

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