Friday, 25 September 2009 - 3:18pm |
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More than 30 arrests in Northland drugs operation

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More than 30 people have been arrested on drugs charges after Police executed a number of search warrants around Northland this week.

Police searched 25 addresses in Kaitaia, Kaikohe, Kawakawa, Kerikeri, Paihia, Cable Bay and Whangärei.

The two-day operation involved more than 40 Police staff.

During the operation Police seized 149 cannabis tinnies, 900 cannabis seeds, 15 cannabis clone plants, three bags of methamphetamine and $4000 cash.

As a result of the search warrants 32 people will be appearing in the Kaitaia, Kaikohe and Whangärei District Courts facing charges of selling cannabis, possession of cannabis for supply, cultivation of cannabis, possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine for supply, selling hashish and possession of hashish for supply.

O/C (officer in charge) of Northland Police Organised Crime Unit Detective Sergeant John Miller says Northland Police recognises the impact that drug dealing and drug use has on our communities.

"This latest operation is an example of how we will continue to target people who grow and deal in drugs."

Mr Miller also urges the public to contact Police if they suspect anyone is involved in growing or dealing in drugs.

They can contact their local police station or call 0800 BAN DRUGS.
All calls will be treated in confidence and action taken from information given.

For further information contact Northland Police Communications Officer Sarah Kennett on 09 430 4525 or 027 494 1214.