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Police Arms Recovery Operation Across The Country

Police Arms Recovery Operation Across The Country

Police Operation

As part of a national Police operation targeting firearms and other weapons in the Bay of Plenty area, officers executed numerous warrants early this morning across the country in Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Palmerston North and Hamilton.

Auckland Metro Crime and Operations Support (AMCOS) spokesperson Angeline Barlow said specialist armed police were used which is normal procedure when dealing with firearms. There were no incidents while the warrants were executed.

A number of enquiries are continuing and further comment will be available later in the day.

AMCOS (Auckland Metro Crime and Operations Support)

Operation in Bay of Plenty

9:13am 15 October 2007

Police have today executed search warrants in the Bay of Plenty seeking firearms and other weapons.

The enforcement action was the termination of a lengthy Police operation which ran over the course of 2006/07. The search warrants were carried out mainly in the Eastern Bay of Plenty area and centred in Ruatoki. Searches were also carried out in some other parts of the country.

Specialist armed police were on hand in the Bay of Plenty while the warrants were executed.

Police have seized firearms found at some addresses and a number of people are being spoken to in relation to firearms offences.

Released by Jane Archibald


Search warrants executed in Wellington

Specialist staff and investigators from Wellington Police District have early this morning executed several search warrants looking for people, firearms and ammunition.

Search warrants were executed in Wellington city and suburbs (including one at an Abel Smith Street address), Palmerston North and Christchurch as part of the Wellington coordinated phase of a national operation.

Detective Inspector Harry Quinn, Crime Services Manager, Wellington District, said a number of people who are of interest to the investigation are currently being interviewed by police. Firearms and ammunition have been seized.

Searches have yet to be completed at several locations. He is unable to provide further details at this stage.

Released by Kaye Calder
Wellington Police District communications manager


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