Guns, ammo and drugs found in Miramar

SAM BOYER
Last updated 17:11 03/04/2013
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GUNS, AMMO AND DRUGS: Police staff with a haul of weapons, ammunition and illicit drugs found at a Wellington address.

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Police have arrested a Wellington couple after finding six guns and a stun gun, as well as a cache of ammunition, cash and $135,000-worth of drugs.

Police seized more than 4000 suspected ecstasy pills, around 3000 LSD tabs, $4500 in cash, and a large amount of cannabis. The total minimum estimated street value for all of the drugs is $135,000.

Detective Senior Sergeant Donna Howard of the Wellington CIB said the arrests were a great result.

''It's a good catch. The seizure of these drugs will place a significant dent in this organised criminal activity. Getting these weapons off the street will prevent further offending and help make our communities safer.''

Police had visited a Townsend Rd house in Miramar on Tuesday morning on an unrelated matter, and discovered the cache of illegal property.

They arrested a 25-year-old woman shortly after visiting the house.

That night, they returned to the address about 7.30pm with the Armed Offenders Squad, seeking a 32-year-old man. He was not located, but handed himself into police at Wellington central station yesterday, Ms Howard said.

The couple appeared in the Wellington District Court yesterday, facing 14 charges, including 11 weapons and ammunition charges plus three relating to the supply of drugs.

Ms Howard said one of the pair had gang connections.

Police were now looking at where the ''impressive'' haul of guns came from.

''There's a lot of enquiries [yet] to determine where the guns and stuff have come from.''

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