Eight arrested in drug raid

Six houses in Wairoa and one in Gisborne targeted as police swoop in undercover operation.

Six houses in Wairoa and one in Gisborne targeted as police swoop in undercover operation.

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POLICE raided six houses in Wairoa and one in Gisborne today and made eight arrests in an undercover operation that targeted the sale of methamphetamine and cannabis.

Further arrests were expected.

Those arrested have been charged with possessing “P” and/or cannabis for supply, and for selling the drugs.

"The undercover operation targeted dealing and was aimed at disrupting the supply of meth and cannabis,” said Detective Sergeant Kevin Ford.

“The impact of methamphetamine in our region is huge. It causes immeasureable harm in our community.”

Those arrested will make initial appearances in Gisborne District Court tomorrow. Police will oppose bail.

Det Sgt Ford said anyone with information about methamphetamine dealing should contact Crimestoppers on 0800-555-111.

POLICE raided six houses in Wairoa and one in Gisborne today and made eight arrests in an undercover operation that targeted the sale of methamphetamine and cannabis.

Further arrests were expected.

Those arrested have been charged with possessing “P” and/or cannabis for supply, and for selling the drugs.

"The undercover operation targeted dealing and was aimed at disrupting the supply of meth and cannabis,” said Detective Sergeant Kevin Ford.

“The impact of methamphetamine in our region is huge. It causes immeasureable harm in our community.”

Those arrested will make initial appearances in Gisborne District Court tomorrow. Police will oppose bail.

Det Sgt Ford said anyone with information about methamphetamine dealing should contact Crimestoppers on 0800-555-111.

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Tricia Walsh - 4 months ago
There is a community march against the effects of meth on our mokopuna. Nancy Smith is the organiser. Show your anger in a productive forum. Wananga to follow, where whanau from any walk can attend and table their concerns and dreams for their whanau and hapu. March is this weekend whanau. 17 April 9.30am Marina, bring your aroha.

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