Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Nine arrested, cash and drugs seized

Nine arrested, cash and drugs seized

Nine people have been arrested, $154,000 in cash and $300,000 worth of methamphetamine were found after the Organised & Financial Agency of New Zealand (OFCANZ) and Police executed warrants in the far North and Auckland earlier this week.

Detective sergeant John Sowter of OFCANZ said the search warrants, executed on Tuesday and Wednesday, were the culmination of a three month long investigation named Operation Enzone.

Searches were carried out on properties in Auckland and Whangarei. The cash was found buried in a paddock on a property in Kaitaia.

Property and assets worth approximately $2M were seized under the Criminal Proceeds Recovery Act.

Three properties including two farms in the far north and a property in Red Beach, Auckland were seized along with a range of vehicles, including quad bikes, diggers and tractors as well as farm equipment.

The nine arrested are facing multiple charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, supply of methamphetamine, participating in an organised criminal group and money laundering.

Dectective sergeant Sowter said the group are alleged to have been a manufacturing methamphetamine and supplying the Upper North Island, Auckland, Napier and as far south as Wellington.

OFCANZ staff worked with Police in Napier and the Far North in the operation.

"It is a good result and the culmination of some hard work by OFCANZ and Police investigators." Mr Sowter said.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

The Government has approved a negotiating mandate for Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP11), which will ensure New Zealand businesses remain competitive in overseas markets.

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>

ALSO:

.

 
 

Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>

ALSO:

Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty: Agreement In Principle Signed With Moriori

“The Crown acknowledges Moriori was left virtually landless from 1870, hindering its cultural, social and economic development. The Crown also acknowledges its contribution to the myths that the people of Moriori were racially inferior and became extinct." More>>

ALSO:

Susan Devoy: Call For Inquiry Into State Abuse Reaches UN

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More>>

ALSO:

(Not National): Cross-Party Agreement On Pike River Re-Entry

The commitment was signed this afternoon by the leaders of Labour, United Future, The Maori Party, and the Green Party and, together with the earlier commitment by New Zealand First, means that there is now a Parliamentary majority behind the families’ fight for truth and justice. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election