Major arrests made as police clean up Wairarapa's meth problem

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Wairarapa police have arrested a number of people with gang links after an investigation revealed a distribution network that extended out of the region.

An estimated 160,000 New Zealanders have addiction problems but on around 24k have access to rehab.

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Three men with links to the Head Hunters gang will appear in the Masterton District Court on Monday on charges of distribution and selling of methamphetamine.

Two of the men aged in their twenties were apprehended yesterday, with a third 24-year-old man being arrested on the same charges.

Detective Senior Sergeant Nick Pritchard of the National Organised Crime Group said the investigation known as Operation Frozen may bring about more arrests in the coming days.

Senior Sergeant Barry Bysouth said local police were dedicated to clearing methamphetamine dealing out of their community.

“I’d like to encourage anyone who is either struggling with methamphetamine themselves, or who knows someone who is to seek help." 
 

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