10 Apr 2020

Man charged after drugs, firearms found at Christchurch property

10:21 am on 10 April 2020

A man has been charged with firearms, drugs and restricted weapons offences after a search of a house in Christchurch yesterday.

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The items were found during the execution of a search warrant at a property in Bishopdale.

A 45-year-old man will appear in the Christchurch District Court on the charges on Saturday.

Detective Senior Sergeant Joel Syme said the police would continue to take positive action against gang members, and their associates, in possession of firearms and other restricted weapons.

He said it was disappointing that the police needed to divert resources during what was already a very busy time with the Covid-19 response.