Women arrested following Meth and Cannabis bust

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Feb 16, 2024 |


A woman from Gore is due to appear in court today following a large scale police drug bust.

40 police officers, including Armed Offenders Squad were involved in the arrest of the 34-year-old on Wednesday.

Police had been working to target methamphetamine distribution in Gore after Customs noted an increase in border interceptions of drugs destined for the region.

Field Crime Manager Sean Cairns said “the methamphetamine was destined to cause immeasurable harm in our community.

“Our role is to minimise and prevent harm from occurring in our communities, to ensure everyone is safe and feels safe.

“I want to send a clear message to those dealing these illicit drugs that cause immeasurable harm in our community, we have dedicated staff who will continue to target, and hold you to account.

Customs Investigations Manager, Dominic Adams, says Customs was pleased to support Police in achieving this outcome.

“ Methamphetamine impacts many communities across New Zealand and we are focused on working closely with our partners to prevent this harm.”

Many staff are dedicated to identifying and locating dealers and suppliers of illicit drugs in our region, with Wednesdays operation involving 40 staff from across the South Island.

The woman is due to appear in the Invercargill District Court today, charged with possession for supply of methamphetamine.

The operation continues with additional charges and arrests pending. 

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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