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Operation Inferno Ends

NZ Police CommCens Alert 13:00 20-12-2006 North Shore Waitekere Rodney

Location of incident: Henderson

Incident Type: Media Release

20 December 2006

RE : Press Release

Operation Inferno Ends

Waitakere Police have executed a number of Search Warrants in Auckland in relation to the termination of Operation Inferno.

Operation Inferno was commenced two months ago after an aggravated robbery of a Chubb Security vehicle on the 9th of October 2006 in New Lynn.

Entry was gained to one address by members of the Auckland Armed Offenders Squad.

Detective Senior Sergeant John SUTTON says its a pleasing result for the team of Detectives that have worked on this enquiry over the last two months.

Police have arrested the following:

• 24 year old West Auckland woman on charges of Conspiring to Supply a Class A drug

• 24 year old East Auckland man on charges of Aggravated Robbery, a number of firearm offences including Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Discharging a Firearm, participating in an Organised Criminal Enterprise, Burglary, Conspiracy to supply a Class A drug (x2), Conspiring to Commit Theft, Conspiracy to commit Aggravated Robberyᾠ(x2)

• 29 year old Albany man on charges of participating in an Organised Criminal Enterprise, Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, Conspiracy to supply a Class A drug (x2), Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Robbery (x2)

• 29 year old Mount Eden man on charges of Aggravated Robbery, Firearm offences and Burglary

• 26 year old South Auckland man on charges of Conspiracy to supply a Class A drug and Conspiracy to supply a Class C drug

• 28 years old Mount Eden man on charges of involving numerous Fraud offences• 23 year old West Auckland man on charges of burglary and Conspiracy to commit Aggravated Robbery x 2

The female will appear in the Waitakere District Court on Wednesday 20 December 2006.

Three of the men will appear in the Waitakere District Court on Thursday 21 December 2006

Police will be seeking a remand without plea for two weeks until 15 January 2007 when the remaining persons involved will appear with them at the Waitakere District Court.

Further arrests and charges are possible.


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