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

 

Op Persil washes up Waikato drug and dishonesty offenders

Op Persil washes up Waikato drug and dishonesty offenders

Waikato Police say an operation focused on turning up the agitation cycle on recidivist offenders is having a good effect on dishonesty, violence and drug offenders.

Senior Sergeant Steve Ambler of the Hamilton Police said teams of officers went to four addresses in Hamilton, Waitetuna and Huntly yesterday as part of the latest phase of Operation Persil.

"The relationship between burglaries, drugs and illegal firearms was really apparent during the search of a Waitetuna Valley property this morning.

"Amongst items recovered were two stolen motor-cross bikes, three .22cal rifles and a shotgun, a quantity of modified ammunition, cannabis and methamphetamine pipes, a quantity of cannabis plant material, 50gms of cannabis, growing materials, covers and seeds and the boot, bonnet and four doors from a stolen Subaru car."

Mr Ambler said a 33-year-old man from the property was arrested and will face four unlawful possession of a firearm charges and one charge of unlawful possession of explosives.

"Other charges include possession of cannabis for supply, possession of cannabis seeds, possession of methamphetamine utensils, possession of equipment for cultivation of cannabis and receiving stolen goods charges."

Meanwhile another Police team went to a Webb St Huntly address where 64 cannabis cigarettes wrapped in tinfoil were recovered.

"A 56-year-old man was arrested in relation to this matter and has been bailed to appear in the Huntly District Court next week.

"While this was going other officers had an interesting interaction with a 19-year-old man who claimed he was the only one home at a Harris St address. The problem with this was officers noticed the bathroom door was locked and it turned out an 18-year-old man had barricaded himself in there."

Mr Ambler said this man was talked out by Police and he was subsequently arrested in relation to the 10 May aggravated robbery of a Huntly store.

"Operation Persil has been running for quite some time and offenders should take note that with a whole of policing approach operations of this kind will be becoming more frequent.

"So if you are subject to court imposed sanctions, have unpaid fines, breaching bail or involved in any type of offending you can expect to encounter our staff at any place at any time."

End

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The EU’s Beef With Google

There’s every indication that Google would be on a losing wicket if it chooses to fight the European Union competition watchdogs, who have just levied a $3.3 billion fine on the firm – with the prospect of worse to come if Google doesn’t quickly change the anti-competitive practices at the heart of a court battle that’s been seven years in the making.

Essentially, the case involved Google’s alleged abuse of the stranglehold it enjoys on the online advertising associated with its search activities. More>>

 
 

Legislation: Point England Housing Bill Passed

The passage of the Point England Development Enabling Bill through Parliament this evening will benefit Auckland with additional housing, help resolve Ngāti Paoa’s Treaty claim and improve the local environment and recreation facilities, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. More>>

ALSO:

Cyberducation: Digital Curriculum Launch And Funding Package

Consultation on new digital technologies content for the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, the Māori-medium Curriculum, was launched today by Education Minister Nikki Kaye. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Press Conference: Red Socks And Secret Tapes

Prime Minister Bill English began his post-cabinet press conference by explaining how well the National Party's annual conference went. He also mentioned today's announcement of changes to the EQC disaster insurance legislation and wished Emirates Team New Zealand well in the America's Cup. More>>

Max Rashbrooke: On How To Make Government More Open

International surveys, while often complimentary, have also pinpointed major weaknesses: political donations are badly regulated, for instance, and appointments to government boards frequently go to those with strong political connections. More>>

In Court: Hamilton Student's Lawsuit Over Climate Change Policy

A law student from Hamilton is preparing to challenge the Government in the High Court on Monday over what she says is a “failure” to properly address climate change. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Fallout From The Barclay Tape

This is hardly a case of cleaning out your desk and being turfed out onto the pavement. As others have pointed out, the disgraced Clutha-Southland MP will remain on the public payroll for three months until the election, and for three months afterwards. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog