• Multiple arrests made in relation to drug offences in Hawke's Bay

Multiple arrests made in relation to drug offences in Hawke's Bay

A significant months’ long police operation targeting the sale and supply of methamphetamine in the Hawke’s Bay area has this week culminated in a series of search warrante being executed  and multiple people, including gang members, arrested.

The operation was conducted by the Eastern District Organised Crime group, which executed the search warrants with the assistance of  the Armed Offenders Squad.

“A number of people have been apprehended including patched members of the Mongrel Mob or close associates, and charged with a raft of drug dealing and related offences including participating in an Organised Criminal Group,” said Detective Senior Sergeant John McCarthy in a statement today.

“As a result a 59-year-old male appeared in Hastings District court today and has been remanded in custody, a 36-year-old male and a 62-year-old female will appear in Hastings District court tomorrow, and a 35 year old female who appeared in court last week, was also remanded in custody.”

McCarthy says methamphetamine causes significant harm in the community and Police will continue to target those involved in its sale and supply.

 

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