More than a million dollars worth of crystal methamphetamine
and $30,000 has been netted by police after several search
warrants were executed in central Wellington addresses.
The warrants were issued after a clan lab bust at a Chews
Lane apartment on Friday, in which four people were arrested
and charged with drug offences.
The searches of the other properties resulted in more than a
million dollars worth of crystal meth being seized along with
$30,000 cash, Detective Inspector Darrin Thomson said.
Two of the four arrested appeared in Wellington District
Court today, with one facing a further
methamphetamine-related charge. The other two would appear at
the court later this month.
"These arrests are another blow to the methamphetamine supply
chain in Wellington and is a continuation of our operations
off the back of a two million dollar methamphetamine seizure
in December 2013," Mr Thomson said.
"The public continues to be our eyes and ears, and this
discovery shows that it can happen anywhere. Information from
the public ensures that the unlawful activity of such groups
is brought to a stop.
"The community impact of methamphetamine continues to be a
cause of misery which preys on the vulnerable."