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Armed police swooped in on a Welcome Bay neighbourhood early this morning.
About three police cars, a police van and at least six police officers were seen on Meander Dr and nearby streets about 7.30am.
A Bay of Plenty Times reader said she saw several police cars on Victory St, Osprey Dr and Meander Dr.
A police spokesperson confirmed there was an operation underway and that CIB and AOS teams were involved, but would not release any more details at this stage.
- The Bay of Plenty Times