Graveside chemicals linked to P lab

Last updated 05:00 19/09/2012
Birkenhead-Glenfield Cemetery.
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DUMPING GROUND: The Birkenhead-Glenfield Cemetery.

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Chemicals dumped at a North Shore cemetery this week may be from a P lab. 

Firefighters were called to the Birkenhead-Glenfield Cemetery at around 9.40am yesterday (Monday) after two grave diggers noticed three drums dumped down a bank.

The 20-litre drums were inspected by police along with a safe that was found to be empty after it was opened with a gas axe.

One of the drums had been emptied when firefighters arrived, although the two remaining drums were full and sealed.

The chemicals have been sent away for analysis by police. 

It is understood the chemicals may have come from a methamphetamine lab. 

North Shore area commander Inspector Les Patterson would not comment on the contents of the drums. 

No arrests have been made over the illegal dumping of the drums.

The public is advised to avoid the area.

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- Auckland Now

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