Replica firearm seized from suspect (left) next to police officer's real firearm (right)/VicPD

Victoria Police have seized multiple weapons from a man arrested as part of a drug investigation.

In a statement released Monday, the department announced that they have seized a replica Glock pistol and a throwing knife from the suspect.

He was arrested just after 4:15 p.m. on Saturday August 29 and officers recovered the weapons upon searching him.

VicPD spokesperson Bowen Osoko tells Victoria Buzz that the arrest took place outdoors in the 500 block of Ellice Street in the Rock Bay area.

No injuries were reported during the arrest.

Police are unable to release more details about the circumstances of his arrest as the investigation is ongoing and no charges have yet been laid.

Osoko says there is one other person associated with the suspect in the investigation but they were not arrested.

The suspect has been released from custody, and no court date has yet been set as the investigation is ongoing.

VicPD say they have seized over 60 replica firearms so far in 2020, including  “Airsoft” guns, air-powered pellet guns and other replica firearms that have been used in numerous offences.