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Three more arrested as part of organised crime operation targeting meth in Rotorua

Three more people have been arrested as part of an organised crime operation into the sale of methamphetamine in Rotorua.

Four people were arrested as part of Operation Janzi last week, including a Head Hunters member, when search warrants were carried out.

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Police in Operation Janzi seized this vehicle last week. Source: 1 NEWS

Last week, police also recovered nearly $400,000 worth of assets and 15 ounces of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $420,000.

The man and two women who were arrested today will appear in Rotorua District Court today facing a range of methamphetamine-related charges.

Police also seized cash and a firearm, and recovered a significant amount of stolen property.

“I said last week, and I will say it again, Rotorua Police will not stand by and let these individuals sell illicit drugs and accumulate wealth at the expense of the vulnerable members of our community,” said Inspector Anaru Pewhairangi, Rotorua Area Commander. 

“The harm that methamphetamine causes in our community cannot be overstated,” he said. 

Police also appealed for any information from people concerned about activity in their neighbourhood.

“We would urge anyone who has concerns about activity in their neighbourhood to either call police or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111,” Mr Pewhairangi said. 

“We cannot do this alone and we need your help to combat this scourge on our community.” 

If you or anyone you know has a drug addiction and you would like confidential advice, you can contact the Alcohol Drug Helpline on 0800 787 797. 

Figures obtained by 1 NEWS have revealed a huge leap in methamphetamine use and possession charges.
Source: 1 NEWS