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Accused drug mail traffickers in Vic court

A Melbourne trio accused of trafficking drugs through the mail will spend the weekend behind bars.

Tin Henry Nguyen, 28, Thanh Hoai Pham, 35, and Jenny Vo, 32, appeared at an out-of-sessions court hearing on Saturday at the Melbourne Magistrates Court.

They were arrested on Friday after a joint operation targeting people using the dark net and crypto-currencies to conduct drug transactions using the mail system.

The group have all been charged with trafficking commercial quantities of drugs including ice, cocaine and heroin as well as possession and dealing with the proceeds of crime.

It was the group's first time in custody and they would be vulnerable because of their "youthful appearance", their lawyer told the court.

Southbank pair Thanh and Vo were allegedly trafficking commercial quantities of ice and cocaine as well as possessing ice, cocaine, oxandrolone and alprazolan, also known as Xanax.

The duo were also charged with having more than $100,000 in cash believed to be the proceeds of crime.

Port Melbourne man Nguyen was charged with trafficking a commercial quantity of ice, cocaine, heroin between April and July at South Melbourne this year.

He was also charged with trafficking ecstasy and of possessing more than $43,000 in cash believed to be the proceeds of crime.

Dressed in a white jumper Nguyen held his face to his hand and looked emotional during the brief hearing.

The accused did not apply for bail and will return to court on Monday for a filing hearing.

© AAP 2019