Golf club fight leads to guns, cash drug haul

11:50 am on 20 January 2018

Guns, drugs and more than $2 million in cash have been found at an Auckland property where two men were fighting with golf clubs.

Firearms found in Te Atatu.

Firearms found in Te Atatu. Photo: Supplied / New Zealand Police

A 48-year-old man has been arrested, and is facing a raft of charges.

Police were called to the home in Te Atatu in west Auckland shortly before 11am yesterday after reports of a fight.

They found methamphetamine at the home, and then conducted a full search of the property.

It uncovered four AR15 semi-automatic rifles, more than 400 rounds of ammunition, 2kg of methamphetamine and $2.5 million in case.

Detective Senior Sergeant Roger Small said it was a significant find, and it was pleasing to have the drugs and firearms off the street.

"The methamphetamine found has an estimated street value of $2 million and would have had a devastating impact on our community if it had made its way to users.

"And of course, methamphetamine not only adversely affects the users. It causes a huge amount of harm to the users' loved ones, as well as being a driver of numerous other crimes in our communities as a result of users trying to fund their habits."

The arrested man has been charged with unlawful possession of firearms, unlawful possession of ammunition, and possession of methamphetamine for supply.

He is scheduled to appear in Waitakere District Court today.