20 Mar 2009

Pair arrested, drugs seized in Asian crime bust

9:15 pm on 20 March 2009

Two people have been arrested after a police crackdown on organised Asian crime groups in Auckland.

Police seized methamphetamine, also known as the drug "P", and firearms during the two-day operation.

Officers from the Auckland Metro Crime Squads found 1kg of "P" packaged in ounce bags, a common dealing amount.

An ounce of "P" currently sells in Auckland for about $14,000.

Police also seized four weapons and $35,000 in cash.

The men, aged 30 and 17, were to appear in Auckland District Court on Friday charged with possession of methamphetamine for supply.

Further charges relating to the money and firearms may be laid.