Melbourne Cup winning horse trainer Darren Weir and two other men have been arrested after detectives from the Sporting Integrity Intelligence Unit raided stables in Victoria this morning.
Police executed warrants at properties in Miners Rest and Warrnambool just before 6.00am.
It’s understood the raids are part of an ongoing investigation into sporting integrity matters.
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“Three people have been arrested including a 48-year-old Miners Rest man, a 38-year-old Yangery man and a 26-year-old Warrnambool man,” Victoria police confirmed in a statement.
“They will now be interviewed in relation to matters including obtain financial advantage by deception, engaging in conduct that corrupts or would corrupt a betting outcome of event or event contingency, use of corrupt conduct information for betting purposes, and attempt to commit indictable offence namely obtain financial advantage by deception.”
During the raids, a number of items including a firearm and what is believed to be a conducted energy device were also seized.
The investigation remains ongoing and has also been assisted by Racing Victoria and Detectives from the Ballarat Divisional Response Unit.