Sophisticated drug ring uncovered
Sophisticated drug ring uncovered
Wellington Police have
pulled apart a sophisticated drug ring overnight with
further arrests likely.
A joint New Zealand Police and New
Zealand Customs Service investigation has uncovered a
sophisticated drug syndicate distributing the drug
Detective Senior Sergeant Warwick McKee says "The
New Zealand Customs Service intercepted a package containing
330 grams of the drug going to a Wellington Post Office Box
number from a North American address.
subsequently arrested a 25-year-old Wellington woman who
will appear in the Wellington District Court today.
estimated that the street value of the drugs is more than
"Drugs like this do untold damage to our
community. Police are pleased to have disrupted the actions
of a group whose sole intention was to sell the drugs with
the aim of making significant amounts of money.
harm that these drugs cause to our community is immense with
groups like this targeting the vulnerable.
with these types of drugs can lead to tragic circumstances
and Wellington Police are determined to be proactive in
disrupting this type of serious offending.
Customs have a number of other targets in Auckland and
"We are following a number of positive lines
of inquiry and further search warrants and interceptions
will be executed over the next two weeks.
"Both Police and
Customs are liaising with international authorities", says
Detective Senior Sergeant
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