Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Johnson:
One person has been arrested and drugs and ammunition have been seized following a search warrant in Christchurch.
Police executed a search warrant at a known gang address this morning.
A 34-year-old man has been charged with a range cannabis related offences and an ammunition possession charge. He appeared in the Christchurch District Court this afternoon.
Ammunition and drugs were also located.
Police have already warned that we are stepping up our enforcement and disruption of unlawful gang activity across the country, and will continue to do so as Operation Cobalt rolls out.
That means conducting search warrants and making arrests for any identifiable offences.
Our message to those involved is clear —The community expects a zero tolerance for any violence, gang and drug activities.
We are working hard to ensure we keep our community safe, and Police will continue to actively target those involved in criminal activity.
Police welcome information from anyone who has concerns about organised crime, gang activity or the illegal possession of firearms in their community.
We rely on the eyes and ears of our community and whanau members who can help reduce the harm in our communities.
They are encouraged to report online at 105.police.govt.nz, call Police on 105, or report anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.
If it is happening now, please call 111.
Issued by Police Media Centre