Tackling Organised Crime 2010
Today's organised crime networks are agile, innovative, operate across international borders, embrace new technology and continuously exploit new opportunities.
Organised crime in New Zealand is perpetrated both by traditional groups with established hierarchies and fluid criminal networks without rigid structures. Some organised criminal groups operate like sophisticated multi-national businesses. Individuals may also use membership of a criminal gang to facilitate their offending.
New Zealand Police target, disrupt and dismantle organised crime. Our approach is built upon first-class intelligence, targeting key criminal groups and maximising use of legislative powers.