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Significant quantity of methamphetamine seized

Significant quantity of methamphetamine seized in South Island

As part of a coordinated Police operation, one man has been arrested this morning and a significant quantity of methamphetamine destined for the South Island has been seized.

Detective Inspector Stu Graham from OFCANZ says: “At approximately 12.15am this morning a vehicle was stopped by members of the Tasman District Armed Offenders Squad as it left the ferry terminal at Picton. The sole occupant was arrested and a search of the vehicle resulted in a significant quantity of methamphetamine estimated to be in excess of 1kg being seized.”

The 22-year-old man is due to appear in Blenheim District Court today charged with possession for supply of methamphetamine.

“A search warrant was also executed by Canterbury Police, without incident, this morning at a Papanui address. Armed Police will remain at the scene while a search of the property is completed,” says Detective Inspector Graham.

“New Zealand Police are committed to interrupting the supply of illegal drugs in New Zealand and preventing the social harm this illegal activity supports. It is estimated the street value of this morning’s seizure is in excess of $1 million NZD.”

Police inquiries are continuing.

If you see anything suspicious or have any information about any crime or drug related activity in your community please contact local Police or provide information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

If you, your friend or family member wants assistance with drug addiction contact the Drug and Alcohol Help Line by calling 0800 787 797, emailing ada@adanz.org.nz or visit their websitewww.adictionshelp.org.nz

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