21 Dec 2011

11 arrested after drug raid

8:31 am on 21 December 2011

A raid on a methamphetamine lab in Putaruru, south Waikato, has led to 11 people being arrested.

Police say $170,000 worth of meth was confiscated and cash.

Search warrants were executed on Wednesday morning in Tokoroa, Tirau and Putaruru by the Armed Offenders Squad, as part of a three-month operation.

Those arrested will appear in the Tokoroa District Court later in the day, facing more than 50 charges relating to Class A and C drug dealing, and possession offences.