Arrests made in Hutt drug bust

Last updated 06:00 04/07/2013

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More than 200 cannabis plants were found in a single Wainuiomata house as police launched multiple raids across the Hutt Valley.

During the three armed offenders squad raids yesterday, a shotgun with ammunition was found at a Taita house, acting senior sergeant Braydon Lenihan said.

The three houses – in Wainuiomata, Taita, and Upper Hutt – were unrelated though raided at the same time.

As well as the more than 200 plants found at the Wainuiomata house, police uncovered hydroponic growing equipment and growing lights.

Two men, aged 32 and 52, were arrested during the raids.They appeared in the Hutt Valley District Court Wednesday afternoon.

Operation Nike has targeted drug crimes, burglary and theft in the Hutt Valley for more than a year.

Mr Lenihan said the operation would continue with ‘‘semi regular’’ raids.

Last year, eight children were found living among methamphetamine and loaded rifles during armed raids on two homes in Lower Hutt.

One raid uncovered a loaded rifle, a Taser, cash, drug-making equipment, methamphetamine and other items used for supplying drugs.

 

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