Avondale Police make further drug arrests as part of Operation Bellgrove

Avondale Police make further drug arrests as part of Operation Bellgrove

Synthetic Cannabis seized as part of Operation Bellgrove
Auckland City

Please attribute to Detective Sergeant Richard Sami, Avondale Police

Three people have been arrested and a quantity of synthetic cannabis has been seized by Police following search warrants at addresses in Avondale this week.

The arrests are the latest to come from Operation Bellgrove, a long-running Police investigation into illegal drugs, including the sale and distribution of synthetic cannabis.

It follows the 12 arrests made by Police in April and July following investigations into illegal drug activity from properties in Avondale and New Lynn.

This morning, a 43-year-old Avondale male was arrested and charged with possession of synthetic cannabis for supply.

Police also seized a quantity of synthetic cannabis (some of it pictured) during the arrest.

Two 46-year-old Avondale males, one of whom is a patched Head Hunter gang member, were arrested and charged with possession of cannabis.

Two of the males appeared in the Auckland District Court today, with the third expected to appear in court tomorrow.

Detective Sergeant Richard Sami says further charges are likely to be laid as a result of the operation.

“We will continue to investigate and arrest anyone found to be making or supplying synthetic cannabis or other illegal products.

“As we know, synthetic cannabis is a dangerous substance and we are determined to find those responsible for making this drug and hold them to account,” says Detective Sergeant Sami.

“If you know anyone who is manufacturing or supplying synthetic cannabis, we urge you to contact your local police station or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

ENDS

Nick Baker/NZ Police