16 Nov 2015

Loaded guns found during raid on Waikato house

12:50 pm on 16 November 2015

Two people were arrested and loaded firearms found during a police raid on a house in Waikato this morning.

The search was linked to an assault in Tairua a few weeks ago.

Police said they found cannabis, a loaded pistol and another magnum rifle, and ammunition for both guns at the Thames property.

The Armed Offenders Squad were called in, roadbloacks around Matatoki School were set up and a rural highway between Thames and Paeroa was closed.

A 31-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman were arrested.