One of the two men arrested and charged with 'P' manufacture
or supply offences after armed police raided homes in Welcome
Bay and Arataki yesterday remains behind bars.
Former bank officer Troy Kakau, 21, from Arataki, appeared in
Tauranga District Court today facing one charge each of
possession of methamphetamine and possession of precursor
equipment, namely a parr bomb intended to be used to
Kakau is due back in court on December 12.
The other male, labourer Isaac Shane Kilby, 27, from Welcome
Bay, faces one charge of offering to supply methamphetamine
between October 1 and November 28 this year.
Kilby, who is yet to plead to the charge has been bailed to a
Ngongotaha address on strict conditions.
He is also due back in caught on December 14.
The charges stem from a massive police operation yesterday in
which more than 50 police staff from Tauranga and Rotorua
swooped on three houses in Welcome Bay and Arataki. Today the
houses are undergoing forensic examination by the
Auckland-based clandestine drug lab team and ESR scientists.
Police are not ruling out more arrests.
- Bay of Plenty Times