Loud bangs heard as armed police swoop on property near Tauranga

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Armed police officers this morning blocked off a road and surrounded a dairy on the outskirts of Tauranga.

Police officers have blocked off a road and surrounded a dairy on the outskirts of Tauranga.
Source: 1 NEWS

Loud bangs coming from the rear of the Whakamarama Superette were heard, with police later telling 1 NEWS they were 'flash bangs' which are distraction devices.

Police said a search warrant was executed. It is not known if arrests were made.

It is believed a property at the back of the dairy was part of the police operation.

Cordons have since been lifted.

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