November 27, 2021


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Police arrest nine after major drug operation in Timaru

Police pictured outside a house on Wilson St, Timaru, on Sunday.


Police pictured outside the house a household on Wilson St, Timaru, on Sunday.

Law enforcement have arrested 9 people and seized medicine and firearms adhering to a major three-day operation in Timaru.

Aoraki Spot Commander Inspector Dave Gaskin said they had executed 10 lookup warrants across the town during Operation Manu and warned they would carry on to concentrate on persons who provide medicine and lead to harm in the Timaru community.

“These individuals are leading to substantial hurt in our communities, and it won’t be tolerated,’’ Gaskin claimed.

“We’ll continue to carry out operations that disrupt the sale and supply of unlawful medicine in our neighborhood, and we will keep those liable to account.”

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Along with the nine arrests, 4 firearms were also seized and a quantity of methamphetamine and hashish was recovered, Gaskin reported.

A single of people arrested has been billed in relation to an aggravated theft past month.

Aoraki Area Commander Inspector Dave Gaskin says police will continue to disrupt the sale and supply of drugs inthe community. (File photo)


Aoraki Spot Commander Inspector Dave Gaskin claims police will keep on to disrupt the sale and provide of drugs inthe neighborhood. (File image)

The 24-12 months-previous guy has been charged with aggravated robbery, demanding to steal, conspire to offer methamphetamine, two counts of sale and provide of methamphetamine, a few counts of unlawfully carrying a firearm.

Gaskin claimed he appeared in the Timaru District Court on Monday and has been remanded in custody until finally November 23.

Furthermore, to this 9 men and women face 51 expenses on drug and firearm offences and have all appeared ahead of the Timaru District Courtroom more than the past two times.

Police arrested nine people following a three-day operation in Timaru.


Law enforcement arrested nine men and women adhering to a a few-working day operation in Timaru.

7 of those people 9, two women of all ages and five adult men, have been remanded in custody following their courtroom appearances. Two people today who ended up arrested on Tuesday are still to surface in court docket.

Operation Manu comes just around a few months given that police carried out a different significant procedure concentrating on South Canterbury’s methamphetamine problem. 13 men and women were arrested as a end result of Procedure Gipsy and a lot more than $60,000 really worth of methamphetamine recovered. At the time, Gaskin said the operation had successed in “breaking a person little group” at the heart of the meth challenge in the region.

Law enforcement executed 22 research warrants at numerous addresses from Temuka to Oamaru during Procedure Gipsy. They also recovered a lot more than $10,000 in money, ammunition, a taser and hashish crops and located a clandestine laboratory and three cannabis increase functions.

In full 62 fees had been filed in relation to methamphetamine and firearms offences as a final result.

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