Operation Persil nets cash and drugs
Be prepared to be caught, say police
Cash, drug utensils and cannabis were amongst items recovered from the searches of four Fairfield properties this morning.
An antique saw-backed sword bayonet was also found in a van at one of the properties.
Hamilton city tactical coordinator, Senior Sergeant Freda Grace, said the search of the four Ross Crs properties was carried out under the Misuse of Drugs Act after a tip-off from a member of the public.
Two people were arrested on drug charges following the searches.
Police found quantities of pre-packaged cannabis cigarettes, a bong, P-pipe and what appears to be an antique saw-backed sword bayonet.Ms Grace said the searches were the latest phase of Operation Persil, a dishonesty offender focused campaign that has resulted in over 400 arrests over the past three years.
''Burglars, receivers, drug dealers and people subject to court imposed sanctions all need to be aware that they are persons of interest to the Operation Persil team and it may be your home or your car that becomes the focus of our attentions next.
''So if you are on bail, expect regular check at irregular intervals, if you have outstanding fines- get them paid and if you derive income from the theft of other people's property, be prepared to be caught."
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