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Arrests following Manawatū search warrants

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Nine men and two women have been arrested following a termination in the Manawatū.

On 23 May, the Manawatū Organised Crime Unit executed a number of search warrants in the area.

As a result, 11 people have been arrested and charged with a variety of offences, ranging from burglary/receiving, unlawful possession of firearms and restricted weapons, through to the sale and supply of methamphetamine and GHB (fantasy substance).

Eight have been remanded in custody and are due to reappear on 20 June and on 4 July in Manawatū District Court.

Three firearms, ammunition, a taser, cash, methamphetamine and GHB were also recovered by Police during the search warrants.

The investigation commenced on 1 April, and focussed on dishonesty offending and the sale and supply of methamphetamine in the Manawatū area.

One person has also been charged with receiving a rare Mitsubishi Evo motor vehicle, valued at $60,000, which was recovered from a Palmerston North address. 

The vehicle had been stolen in a burglary on 8 May from a garage on Wellesbourne Street in Palmerston North.

“Removing drugs and illegal firearms from the community is a priority and targeting of organised criminal groups and the disruption of these groups will continue,” says Detective Senior Sergeant Karen Heald.

“If you see or hear of anything that appears suspicious or have information relating to drug dealing activity please let us know or report it anonymously through Crime Stoppers.”

You can contact Police using 105, or by phoning Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.


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