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Canterbury Police disrupt online drug supply

Press Release – New Zealand Police

This week the Canterbury Organised Crime Unit terminated Operation Smoke a 6 month long investigation targeting online drug dealers.“Canterbury Police disrupt online drug supply”

This week the Canterbury Organised Crime Unit terminated Operation Smoke – a 6 month long investigation targeting online drug dealers.

Three search warrants were executed and a firearm, methamphetamine, cannabis and cash were recovered.

Detective Brad Greenstreet says the negative effect of drugs on society cannot be underestimated.

“This great work by the organised crime unit has disrupted a significant drug supply network in Canterbury,” he says.

“We can expect to see a reduction in the harm caused to our community through drug use and associated crime.

“The fact that this supply network was operating online shows one of the ways drug supply is becoming more sophisticated and as an organisation we must adapt to this.

“We know as society becomes more technology savvy, so do offenders.”

As a result of Operation Smoke two men and two women have been arrested and charged with a variety of offences including dealing in Class A, B and C controlled drugs.

“This operation sends a clear message that Police will not tolerate people engaging in drug supply and profiting from the misery caused to our community,” says Detective Greenstreet.

“People taking part in this behaviour can expect to be held to account for their actions.”

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