Cop among drug-bust accused

AMY MAAS
Last updated 17:22 17/05/2013

Relevant offers

Crime

Police recruitment ad highlights number of mental health callouts Auckland pickpocketer targets elderly men Mikara Reti's killer Trent Hapuku appears to backtrack on admission of guilt Police recognise officer and Maori warden for trying to save Shon Wanahi's life Two arrested after Hamilton stabbing 'Westside' star Pana Hema-Taylor in court accused of violent act No toilets, locked up and forcibly medicated, claims lawyer Palmerston North police pursuit instigator cooling his broken foot in jail Car hijacked, getaway car breakdown and thieves on the run Teen offender's 'great achievement' lauded by Christchurch District Court

A sworn police officer is among a group of 10 people arrested today in an Auckland drug bust.

Peter Pakau and his nine co-accused, including his wife, appeared at the Waitakere District Court this afternoon where he was refused bail.

The father-of-five is accused of supplying, conspiring to supply, possession of and manufacturing a class A controlled drug.

Other charges include conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery, conspiring to defeat the course of justice and accessing a computer for dishonest purposes.

Pakau, who has been a police officer for six years, was denied interim name suppression so as not to cast suspicion on other policemen.

He will reappear in court for a plea inquiry hearing next month.

Earlier today, Detective Inspector Bruce Scott said the arrests came after a "lengthy investigation into serious criminal activity involving the manufacture, supply and distribution of hard drugs an other offending".

He said the group were well-known to police.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content