16 Dec 2011

Police raids in Gisborne find firearms, drugs

4:41 pm on 16 December 2011

Firearms, ammunition, drugs, stolen property and thousands of dollars in cash have been found in gang raids in Gisborne on Thursday.

The raids that targeted major suppliers of methamphetamine in the city also found 11 vehicles, including five Harley Davidson motorcycles, a hot-rod and two buses.

The police say an indoor cannabis-growing operation was set up in three bedrooms of a house where 200 cannabis plants worth an estimated $200,000 found.

Four people have been charged with dealing methamphetamine and two have been charged with cultivating cannabis for supply.