Raids net gun, drugs and stolen items

Last updated 08:25 18/07/2014

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Drugs, a shotgun and thousands of dollars worth of stolen items have been seized during armed police raids.

Three properties were targeted by investigators yesterday after a spate of burglaries in North Canterbury in recent weeks, police said.

Detective Sergeant Rex Barnett said thousands of dollars of stolen property, including televisions, canoes, fishing rods and a meat saw, were recovered from a home in Reserve Rd, Balcairn.

Police also found 28 cannabis plants, dried cannabis and a shotgun, Barnett said.

A 34-year-old man had been charged with cultivating cannabis, possessing cannabis for supply and unlawfully possessing a firearm. He would probably face several other charges in relation to the stolen property, Barnett said.

The man was remanded on police bail to appear in the Christchurch District Court on Wednesday.

Barnett said a small quantity of drugs was recovered from a house in Domett and drug utensils were found at a property in Waiau.

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