24 Oct 2012

Police prosecutor to face trial after drugs raids

3:48 pm on 24 October 2012

A non-sworn member of police staff has been committed to trial in relation to one of New Zealand's biggest drug busts.

Timothy Sarah, a police prosecutor, was told in the Auckland District Court on Friday that he will face trial on 20 charges.

They include attempting to pervert the course of justice by providing police information and directly accessing the police computer system.

Mr Sarah was among 22 people that were arrested in drug raids across Auckland last year.

Police seized hundreds of thousand of Ecstasy pills and claim the drug ring was responsible for about 90% of the country's supply of Ecstasy.

Mr Sarah and the others charged will face trial at the High Court in Auckland in November.