Operation Notus update

Kawerau Police have made one arrest and recovered a significant quantity of methamphetamine, as part of Operation Notus.

In the ongoing effort to reduce the social harm caused by methamphetamine, a search warrant was conducted at a local address yesterday.

As a result, Police recovered more than 70 grams of methamphetamine, utensils, equipment, a firearm and four-thousand dollars cash.

The methamphetamine reportedly has a street value of approximately 70-thousand dollars.

Sergeant Al Fenwick says it provides us with great satisfaction to have removed an illegal firearm from circulation, which had the potential to be used for further offending in the community or against Police staff.

He says Police, with the support of our partners and the Kawerau community, remain committed to a methamphetamine free Kawerau.

A 35 year-old woman is due to appear in the Tauranga District Court tomorrow on charges relating to the supply of methamphetamine.

Sergeant Fenwick says we will continue to target those who profit while destroying families and lives, and urge all those struggling with addiction to take the opportunity to seek help by free texting or free calling 1737.

Sam Gardner