Press Release – New Zealand Police
Acting Police Commissioner Viv Rickard says it has been a busy week on the front-line with Police and other enforcement agencies keeping the pressure on criminal activities in the cities and in small towns.Good enforcement work going on in town and country
Acting Police Commissioner Viv Rickard says it has been a busy week on the front-line with Police and other enforcement agencies keeping the pressure on criminal activities in the cities and in small towns.
“Yesterday’s arrests of Hells Angels members and their associates in Auckland and a second significant drug bust in the town of Dannevirke are typical of the operations being undertaken to disrupt the criminal activities of people involved with drugs and firearms.
Two more men have been arrested today as part of yesterday’s operation in Auckland. All those arrested are either members or associates of the Hells Angels and they have been charged with a range of firearms offences.
Police and 22 other enforcement agencies including OFCANZ are involved in a sustained effort to ensure that these groups are brought to account for their offending,” Mr Rickard said.
“With each operation the gangs lose weapons, drugs, cash and any assets that we can seize under the proceeds of crime legislation.”
“Also this week there has been two significant drug busts in Dannevirke with local police having uncovered nearly 1200 cannabis plants growing in sophisticated operations in just five days.”
“What we are seeing is some excellent Police work in the cities and in the towns”
“There is a great deal of meticulous planning and work that goes into these operations and I congratulate Police staff, OFCANZ investigators and the work done by other enforcement agencies to assist in this work.”
We are sending a clear message to those involved in drugs and firearms that we will keep the pressure on wherever criminal activities are occurring,” Mr Rickard said.