While those veges in the garden will be bolting with the warm
rain, so too will the cannabis crops of Northland drug
Warm weather combined with rain equates to excellent growing
conditions, and police are urging people to report behaviour
that could be connected to illegal drug growing.
Northland Detective Sergeant John Miller said police had been
following up tips left with the anonymous Crimestoppers
While the rain meant less watering for growers, they would
still be putting fertiliser on plants and fencing off plots
in the bush.
"People need to report anything suspicious to us," Mr Miller
National deputy police commissioner Mike Bush, said one in
four pieces of information given to Crimestoppers was
forwarded to police for assessment of its intelligence value.
Since October 2009, information from Crimestoppers had been
responsible for, or contributed to, almost 700 charges being
laid against 250 people.
To contact Crimestoppers, call 0800 555 111 or use the secure
web form at www.crimestoppers-nz.org.
- Kristin Edge of the Northern Advocate