Operation Trojan Shield: Police operation targeting organised crime unfolds across the North Island - and the world

A police operation involving the National Organised Crime Group is unfolding across the North Island.

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Search warrants are being executed in numerous locations. Source: Breakfast

In a statement this morning, police said "a number of people" had been arrested.

They will appear in the Auckland District Court and Hamilton District Court today facing a wide range of serious drug dealing and money laundering offences. 

It comes as a number of search warrants are being executed in the Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Central and Wellington districts.

Police said they would reveal more information about New Zealand's involvement in a large-scale transnational operation targeting organised crime groups at 11am.

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It comes as the San Diego FBI said it, along with police in Australia in Europe would be speaking about "major law enforcement action" in press conferences today.