11 Jun 2021

Hamilton Mayor Paula Southgate on crime in the Waikato

From Morning Report, 8:41 am on 11 June 2021

The Waikato will be the focus of a team targeting organised crime from July.

Raids this week saw police arrest 35 people, including senior members of the Comancheros, the Mongrel Mob and the Head Hunters.

Speaking to Morning Report on Wednesday, Detective Superintendent Greg Williams said police believe the Waikato Comancheros and the Waikato Mongrel Mob are working as one, and Hamilton is a hub of crime.

Hamilton Mayor Paula Southgate spoke to Philippa Tolley.