4 Oct 2019

Eight arrested in drug bust across Auckland

1:25 pm on 4 October 2019

Eight people have been arrested and six-hundred grams of methamphetamine has been seized in a drug bust across Auckland.

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Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

The police searched ten properties around the city, and found two clandestine meth labs in Papakura and Manurewa in the city's south.

Two stolen cars, six stolen motorbikes, a sawn-off shotgun and high-powered rifles were recovered, along with $15,000 in cash.

At an address in St Johns, a number of items associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine were also found.

Operation Beacon was a three month investigation targeting the Auckland-based group allegedly involved in the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine.

Seven men and a woman have been arrested.