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Guns, cash and meth found in raid on Mongols MC

Firearms seized during the operation. Photos: NZ Police.

Police have recovered drugs, cash and firearms during a search warrant executed at the Mongols MC.

Specialist resources were deployed to a Mongols MC property in Burnham, where 10 firearms and ammunition, around $50,000 and a substance that appears to be methamphetamine were seized.

As a result of the search, a 44-year-old man has been charged with firearms offences.

There remains a Police presence at the property and further charges are likely.

“If gangs intend to move to, or operate in Canterbury they will receive attention from Police,” says Detective Inspector Greg Murton.

“Police are determined to prevent those selling methamphetamine from building and enjoying the profits of crime on the back of the misery of the addictions of others.

“Methamphetamine causes serious harm within our communities and Police will hold those responsible to account.”

Anyone affected by methamphetamine addiction is urged to seek help through the Alcohol and Drug Helpline on 0800 787 797, or free text 1737 to speak with a trained counsellor.

Anyone with information about the sale and supply of illegal substances in the community should contact their local Police station, or phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Good job!

Posted on 29-02-2020 14:43 | By morepork

Police need to get hard on illegal gang activity. We need the same here, but our cops are probably under-resourced.

Guns

Posted on 28-02-2020 13:36 | By rogue

I would of thought they had handed their guns back?

Great work

Posted on 28-02-2020 09:05 | By Merlin

Great work by the police.Can someone tell Simon.

Good News but . . .

Posted on 28-02-2020 08:08 | By

This is good news of Police action. Now we can only hope that the courts back the Police and not the local bus company. What would make this great news is if every town and city of NZ did the same. Again we see proof of Labours ludicrous gun reform falling over. Seems the only ones that didn’t see it coming was Labour. REALLY annoying was a friend was recently charged (and rightfully so) with sustained loss of traction yet at the funeral from the gang related shootings members were doing doughnuts right in front of the Police and nothing was done about it. There needs to be consistentcy. A rollercoaster just goes in a circle and gets no where. Police have done a good job lately of targeting gang activity. Now the courts need to step and the Police need to intensify their actions.