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


Operation Dustin - homicide investigation launched

Operation Dustin - homicide investigation launched

Operation Dustin is a homicide investigation launched after new information
was received by Wellington Police investigating the missing person report of
68-year-old New Zealand Resident Do TRIEU.

Mr Trieu was last seen around five years ago on 21 August 2008 and was
reported missing to Police by his daughter on 14 September 2008.

He was a Vietnamese national who moved to New Zealand in 1980. After moving
to New Zealand he worked as a taxi driver and lived in Wellington.

At this point of the investigation, Police are seeking to locate the body of
Mr Trieu and establishing whom was responsible for his death.

It is believed that he was killed around the time of his disappearance of 21
August 2008.

Investigation head, Detective Senior Sergeant Warwick McKee, from the
Wellington CIB says "Police have continually reviewed this investigation to
determine if new lines of inquiry could be established".

"Valuable new information has been obtained and we have followed up many key
lines of inquiry which has lead to the investigation now being a homicide
investigation. We believe that Mr Trieu has been killed by another person or

"Mr Trieu was a honest hard working man lived in New Zealand for nearly 30
years and was known by many in the community. I am determined to locate his
body and give his family and friends some resolution and answers to the many
questions that they seek".

Police are appealing for anyone that has any information relating to the
death of Do Trieu to contact the inquiry team on 0800 DUSTIN [0800 387846].


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On National’s Weekend Of Doing Wheelies, Going Nowhere

Evidently, a year is not a long time in politics. The National Party for example, has just chosen to end this year much as it began it: riven by factions, leaking like a sieve, saddled with a party leader unlikely to lead them into election 2023, and having just chosen to re-install Peter Goodfellow as party president, despite his reluctance to take any responsibility for the party’s dismal election performance.
In other words, National appears determined not to learn from his past mistakes... More>>


National: Leader’s Speech At Annual General Meeting

Good morning delegates. It’s an absolute privilege to be speaking as your leader. I’d like to acknowledge the party president, regional chairs, board members, National Party staff, our MPs, our candidates, and most importantly, you – the delegates, ... More>>


RNZ: NZ May Become 'Florida Of South Pacific' Without Young Tourists - YHA

The country may attract only the 'old rich set' and risks becoming known as 'boring and staid' if it targets wealthy visitors, the Youth Hostels Association says. More>>


Government: Agreement Advanced To Purchase Up To 5 Million COVID-19 Vaccines

Hon Megan Woods Minister of Research, Science and Innovation The Government has confirmed an in-principle agreement to purchase up to 5 million COVID-19 vaccines – enough for 5 million people – from Janssen Pharmaceutica, ... More>>


Green Party: Announce Portfolio Reshuffle With Talented And Energised Caucus Team

“The Green Party caucus offers a breadth of talent and energy to the Parliament this term. In ten MPs you have a small business owner, a human rights lawyer, an academic, a climate negotiator, a transport planner, and so much more”, Green Party ... More>>


APEC: New Zealand Ready To Host Virtually

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took over the leadership of APEC earlier today, when she joined leaders from the 21 APEC economies virtually for the forum’s final 2020 meeting. “We look forward to hosting a fully virtual APEC 2021 next year. While ... More>>


Oranga Tamariki Report: Government Must Transfer Power To Māori - Children's Commissioner

The Children's Commissioner is calling for an urgent and significant transformation of Oranga Tamariki - and is telling the government to commit to a transfer of power to Māori. More>>




InfoPages News Channels