NZ Herald 11 April 2017
Family First Comment: When they talk about decriminalising marijuana, the flow-on effect is a green light to harder drugs. They go hand-in-hand. Remember that when groups like the Drug Foundation and the Greens say criminalisation doesn’t work. It will be chaos without the legal sanction.
Eastern District Police have made 12 arrests in a large meth and cannabis operation on the East Coast.
Today officers concluded a 10 month operation to prevent the ongoing supply of methamphetamine and cannabis in Wairoa and Gisborne communities.
The undercover operation, which started in June 2016, culminated today with search warrants executed at six properties in Wairoa, and one in Gisborne.
Police said 12 people – male and female – have been arrested and between them are facing a combined total of over 100 charges, including possession for supply of methamphetamine and cannabis, supplying methamphetamine and cannabis and selling and manufacturing cannabis oil.
Those arrested range in age from 20-60 years-old and will appear in Gisborne District Court tomorrow.
Eight will have their bail opposed.
As a result of today’s search warrants Police have also seized a sum of cash and cannabis from the addresses.
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