Wednesday, 9 December 2015 - 3:15pm |
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Warrants executed in Taranaki meth operation

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Taranaki Police today executed four search warrants throughout North Taranaki on a group suspected of dealing methamphetamine which resulted in a number of arrests.

Taranaki Area Police Commander, Inspector Keith Borrell said “These warrants and subsequent arrests are the result of a lengthy investigation into the criminal activities of small group of people connected with the Head Hunters”.

Targeting drugs and organised crime is one of the five priorities in the Prevention First strategy and Central District Police are committed to disrupting the spread of illegal drugs in our communities.

This operation, much like the rest of the work we do, could not occur without the support of the community who are becoming increasingly intolerant of the suffering caused by drugs and organised criminal groups.

Anyone who is  selling or distributing controlled drugs should think twice as police and the general public are determined to disrupt these activities.

Police recovered  ammunition, a firearm, drugs and other drug related items. This group will face charges ranging from unlawful possession of a firearm to supplying methamphetamine.

Five men, and one woman are due to appear in the New Plymouth District Court later today.