Six arrests over Wellington drug ring

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Last updated 17:13 30/05/2012

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Armed police have arrested six people in connection with a drug syndicate that was allegedly supplying hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of methamphetamine in the Wellington region.

Two woman and four men aged 34 to 52 were arrested in the raids in Wellington and Kapiti Mana today, which involved members of the armed offenders squad.

Some of the people arrested appeared in Wellington District Court facing charges including conspiring to manufacture and supply methamphetamine and supplying methamphetamine.

Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Hampton of the Wellington Drug Squad said the arrests were a continuation of Operation Marian, which saw 16 people arrested in April.

"This drug dealing operation was supplying hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of methamphetamine across the district and we believe we have impacted the supply chain to our drug community immensely."

Mr Hampton said the destruction methamphetamine caused families, and the community was devastating.
 
"We remain committed to the war on methamphetamine and reducing the harm it causes, through our organised crime and methamphetamine control strategies. It is part of our commitment to the Police Prevention First strategy and we will continue to be proactive and effective in our response to those responsible."

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