Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Police and Customs operation results in meth arrest

A woman has been arrested and a quantity of methamphetamine and cannabis has been seized as part of a joint operation targeting the supply of methamphetamine in the Gore community.

Police say they are working to target methamphetamine distribution in Gore after Customs noted an increase in border interceptions of drugs destined for the region.

With the assistance of the Armed Offenders Squad, a 34-year-old woman was arrested in Gore on Wednesday. She appeared in Invercargill District Court today charged with possession for supply of methamphetamine.

Field Crime Manager Sean Cairns says the methamphetamine was destined to cause immeasurable harm in the community.

“Our role is to minimise and prevent harm from occurring in our communities, to ensure everyone is safe and feels safe,” he said.

“I want to send a clear message to those dealing these illicit drugs that cause immeasurable harm in our community, we have dedicated staff who will continue to target, and hold you to account.”

Customs Investigations Manager, Dominic Adams says Customs was pleased to support Police in the operation.

“Methamphetamine impacts many communities across New Zealand and we are focused on working closely with our partners to prevent this harm.”

“Many staff are dedicated to identifying and locating dealers and suppliers of illicit drugs in our region, with Wednesday’s operation involving 40 staff from across the South Island.”

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