Southern Police have arrested two North Island men who are
allegedly key players in the supply and distribution of
methamphetamine into Southland.
Crime squads organised by Invercargill and Southern District
police executed two warrants, one in Hamilton and the other
They arrested a 46-year-old Hamilton man who had previously
lived in Invercargill and a 43-year-old man living in
The pair will appear in the Auckland and Hamilton courts
today on methamphetamine supply charges.
While executing the warrants, police also seized equipment
believed to be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine,
along with some methamphetamine, some cannabis, and $4000 in
Detective Senior Sergeant Malcolm Inglis, of the Southern
District Organised Crime Squad, said police believed the
pair's activities have resulted in methamphetamine with a
street value of between $150,000 and $200,000 being sold in
Operation Queen, which has been running four months, is the
third major operation Southern District Police have
undertaken to target methamphetamine supply and distribution
in the past two years.