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Arrest made in relation to Hairini shooting

The scene where shots were fired on January 28. Image: Daniel Hines/SunLive.

A man has been arrested and firearms, drugs and cash seized at two central Tauranga properties today.

Western Bay of Plenty Police earlier executed two search warrants in relation to an ongoing investigation into a firearms incident in Haukore Street, Hairini, earlier this year says Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Turner.

Police responded to the property in the early hours of 28 January, where it was determined a large number of shots had been fired towards the house.

“Today Police seized a restricted semi-automatic rifle and a significant amount of ammunition, 14 grams of methamphetamine and $40,000 in cash,” says Greg.

“A 37-year-old man associated to the Mongols MC gang has been arrested and is due to appear in Tauranga District Court tomorrow, charged with the possession of methamphetamine for supply and unlawful possession of a firearm.”

Enquiries into the January incident are ongoing, and Police are still appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

“If you can help, we urge you to get in touch by phoning 105 and quoting file number 200128/9375”

People can also give information anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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