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Three arrested in Waikato drug bust

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Three people have been arrested following Police raids throughout Waikato today related to methamphetamine offences.

Police say search warrants executed at three properties led to the location and seizure of methamphetamine clan lab material and equipment, methamphetamine, and cash.

The warrants at residential properties in Hamilton and Ngāruawāhia were part of an operation targeting the manufacture and supply of methamphetamine in the Waikato area, says Detective Inspector Graham Pitkethley.

Three people were arrested, a 50-year-old Hamilton man, a 48-year-old Ngāruawāhia man, and a 48-year-old Hamilton woman.

All three are due to appear in Hamilton District Court on Friday, October 8, facing charges relating to the manufacture for the sale and supply of methamphetamine and allowing premises.

“Waikato Police remain focused on targeting those causing harm to our community, and we believe the termination of this operation, and its flow-on effects, will result in a disruption of the supply of these drugs across the district,” says Pitkethley.

“We encourage anyone with concerns or information about suspected drug dealing in their community to contact 105, or Crime Stoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.”

As this matter is now before the courts, Police have no further comment.

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