Two more arrests in operation aimed at blocking meth supply


Two more arrests have been made in Auckland as part of a police operation targeting the importation and supply of illicit drugs.

Methamphetamine also known as crystal meth

Police seized $8 million worth of drugs, including methamphetamine, as part of the same operation last November. (file pic) Photo: 123RF

Early this morning, officers searched an address on Portage Road, New Lynn.

A 32-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman were taken into custody.

The pair will face multiple charges relating to the importation of methamphetamine as well as participating in an organised crime group.

Detective Senior Sergeant Kevan Verry, of the Northland organised crime unit, said today’s arrests were part of Operation Freya, which saw 12 arrests and around $8 million worth of drugs seized last November.

The operation was set up between police and Customs to investigate the smuggling of drugs from international centres and the subsequent sale and supply in New Zealand.

“Northland police will continue to investigate, target and dismantle those syndicates involved in the importation, sale and supply of methamphetamine within our communities.

“Therefore, we cannot rule out further arrests or charges being laid as part of this investigation,” Verry said.

The two arrested people are expected to appear in the Waitākere District Court later today.

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