Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Ten Month Police Operation Ends In Arrests

Ten Month Police Operation Ends In Arrests And Drug Seizure

New Zealand Police National News Release 4:20pm

9 August 2006

Eastern District Police have dealt another blow to organised crime and drug dealers in the District, raiding over 18 addresses this morning.

Police had arrested 20 offenders by 2pm today and that number was expected to increase as the operation progressed.

Cannabis plant material, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and associated instruments, and a firearm were seized as part of Operation Oyster coordinated by the Hastings Police Organised Crime Unit.

Eastern District Crime Services Manager, Detective Inspector Sam Aberahama said today's arrests were the culmination of 10 month's work on the operation.

"Operation Oyster involved over 60 Police who searched addresses in Hastings, Napier, Waipukurau and Wairoa which Police believe were linked to the distribution of controlled drugs," Mr Aberahama said.

District Commander, Superintendent Grant Nicholls said he was delighted with the success of the operation, particularly as it follows a recent operation in Wairoa where 17 gang members were arrested and charged with a variety of crimes.

"This District is committed to targeting organised crime and getting to the heart of their drug distribution networks.

"Today is the result of a lot of hard work over the past 10 months. It highlights for us, and for the public in the district that we are being effective.

"We have an ongoing interest in apprehending those involved in organised crime. We will continue to focus on reducing opportunity for this type of offending," Mr Nicholls said.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news