12 Aug 2011

Cook Islands police target stolen goods

7:33 am on 12 August 2011

Cook Islands police are targeting receivers of stolen goods in attempts to curb burglary and theft.

This week they raided two residential properties in Rarotonga, recovering a cache of what is believed to be stolen property as well as illegal drugs.

Among the items confiscated was a shotgun, laptop computers, video cameras, iPods, cellphones and other valuable electronic equipment and flick knives.

A 28-year-old will appear in court on charges of cultivating and possessing cannabis, drug paraphernalia, a firearm without a licence and receiving stolen property.

There have been other arrests and police say they hope the campaign will reduce the demand for stolen property.