Four Wainuiomata properties searched for methamphetamine
Hutt Valley Police search four Wainuiomata properties for methamphetamine
Wellington, 21 August 2013 - This morning, Hutt Valley Police, along with the Armed Offenders Squad, executed four search warrants in Wainuiomata area in relation to the manufacture and supply of the Class A controlled drug methamphetamine.
Police have recovered a significant quantity of methamphetamine, equipment used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, a number of firearms including a sawn-off shotgun and a quantity of cash.
Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Thornton says "Police will be relentless in pursuing drug dealers and organised criminal groups who we believe are responsible for the sale and supply of methamphetamine".
"Methamphetamine is a driver of crime in our communities and has a devastating impact for all those people whose lives it touches".
A 46-year-old male has been arrested and will be appearing this afternoon in the Hutt Valley District Court.
It is expected that further arrests will be made as further inquiries are made from the evidence located at these addresses.