Monday, April 22, 2024

Minister congratulates Police on largest ever meth seizure

Police Minister, Ginny Andersen, today congratulated Police following the release of provisional figures that show officers seized nearly three quarters of a tonne of methamphetamine in what is thought to be New Zealand’s largest ever meth bust.

Close to 750 kilograms of the illicit drug was seized during a search warrant in Manukau in March as part of Operation Lavender.

“I’m incredibly proud of our Police who continue to work hard to disrupt organised crime,” said Minister Andersen.

“Methamphetamine destroys lives and wreaks havoc on our communities. Thanks to the hard work of our Police, three quarters of a tonne of methamphetamine will never make it into our communities.

“This will also deal a significant financial blow to gangs and organised criminals,” she said.

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