14 Feb 2019

100-year-old artefacts found during drug bust

12:56 pm on 14 February 2019

Waikato police have uncovered stolen, 100-year-old artefacts while carrying out a drug search warrant.

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Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

They found methamphetamine, cannabis, four guns, and almost $10,000 in cash.

During the search, Detective Senior Sergeant Steve Ambler said they also discovered a large amount of stolen property from recent burglaries in the Thames area.

That included a quad bike, tools, and a lawn mower.

They also recovered old coins, medals from the World War I, and a hand carved Māori adze that had been taken from a Te Arapipi Road property last month.

A Thames man, 33, is due to appear in the Thames District Court.