27 May 2020

Jet-skis, cash, cannabis and illegal rifle seized in Chch

5:59 pm on 27 May 2020

Christchurch police have seized property worth more than $2.5 million as part of an investigation into the supply of cannabis and money laundering.

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Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

The police says they also seized 200 cannabis plants, and a military style semi-automatic rifle.

A 48-year-old man has been charged with importing a Class A controlled drug, cultivating cannabis and selling cannabis and appeared in the Christchurch District Court this afternoon.

Four other people will appear in court next week on a range of charges, they are aged 23 to 46 years.

The police say the seized property includes residential and commercial properties, vehicles, jet-skis, a caravan, cash and bank accounts.