Big P bust in Otorohanga

21:54, Dec 11 2013

Waikato police netted hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of methamphetamine in the King Country yesterday, and say it has made a significant dent in the illicit drugs trade.

Three properties in the Otorohanga area were searched yesterday morning by members of the Waikato Organised Crime Squad and local Western Waikato officers.

The third property, outside town, was found to house a methamphetamine laboratory.

More than 700g of methamphetamine worth more than $300,000 was discovered on site.

Officers also found a large amount of cash and a chemicals, as well as ammunition and several kilos of a cutting agent commonly used in the methamphetamine trade.

As a result of the operation, a 42-year-old woman and 50-year-old man have been jointly charged with manufacturing and possession for supply of methamphetamine, and other associated charges.