Friday, 2 June 2023 - 5:06pm |

Arrest Made - Operation Huhu, West Coast

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Attributable to Tasman Organsied Crime Unit Detective Senior Sergeant Shane Dye:

One person has been arrested on drug and driving related charges as a part of Operation Huhu.

Operation Huhu, led by the Tasman District Organised Crime Unit is focused on investigating the supply of methamphetamine into the West Coast.

This investigation has been running for several months.

A 53-year-old man attempted to flee Police last night (1 June) however was apprehended soon after.

The person of interest was stopped by Police then fled when told he was under arrest in relation to evidence collected during the investigation.

He has been remanded in custody due to appear in Greymouth District Court on 14 June on charges of Possession for supply of Methamphetamine, failing to stop, escapes custody, and driving in a dangerous manner.

The nature of this type of offending causes significant harm in our communities.

Police work hard to hold offenders who engage in the supply of illicit drugs to account.

Further arrests are anticipated as part of Operation Huhu, along with asset seizure and proceedings under the Criminal Proceeds and Recovery Act.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police via our 105 phone service or online at, using Update My Report.

Please reference file number 230118/6791.

Information can also be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.


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