Drug haul recovered

Police swooped on addresses in Dunedin and Balclutha today, seizing drugs with an estimated street value of $40,000 to $60,000.

In a joint operation with NZ Customs, almost half a kilogram of pentetrone, a drug similar to MDMA (Ecstasy), was seized.

Side-effects of the stimulant include vomiting, heart palpitations and numbness to the lips and mouth.

A 28-year-old Dunedin man and a 42-year-old Balclutha woman have been arrested and will be charged with importing the class C drug.

They will appear in Dunedin District Court.

Detective Senior Sergeant Malcolm Inglis said the drugs were destined for sale on the streets of Dunedin and Balclutha.

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