Six arrested after police bust meth ring

Last updated 15:58 06/12/2013

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Six people have been arrested after a two-day sting targeting a Manawatu methamphetamine supply ring.

Ten search warrants were executed in the past two days at eight residential properties and two commercial properties.

As a result six people were arrested and a small quantity of methamphetamine was located by officers as well as stolen property, which included a digital projector.

Detective Sergeant Dave Thompson, of the Manawatu CIB, said the focus of the sting was to disrupt a supply ring that had established itself in Palmerston North.

"We believe that this network was distributing methamphetamine in the Palmerston North area, and a team of officers from Manawatu, Whanganui, and Wellington supported by specialist police dogs carried out the search warrants," Thompson said.

"This is a major success for both the police and the public of Palmerston North. By disrupting and dismantling the supply of illicit drugs we can ensure our communities are happy, healthy, and safe places to live."

Four men and two women were arrested for a variety of charges related to supplying methamphetamine. The men were aged 43, 37, 20, and 45 and the women aged 28 and 39. They were to appear in the Palmerston North District Court today.

If anyone has any information about drug cultivation, manufacture or supply rings please contact your local police station. Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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