23 Mar 2012

Cannabis vending machine seized in raid

10:21 am on 23 March 2012

Police have raided an Auckland club, making arrests and seizing a vending machine being used to sell cannabis.

The dispenser is at the Daktory, headquarters of the National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

The venue has been in the public spotlight this week after the unusual way of selling the illegal drug came to light.

Police had been refusing to say what they would do about it but now say officers went to the club late on Thursday and arrested four people, charging them with various drug-related offences.

They say more than $27,000 in cash, over half a kilo of cannabis and a large assortment of drug utensils were found. About 20 people were at the address.