Latest police raids bag class-A drugs, gunsand hundreds of thousands in cash

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Three people have been arrested and charged with drug and firearms offences after a months-long investigation by the police’s organised crime team.

Police found a "few hundred thousand dollars in cash" during Operation Hare.

Police found a “few hundred thousand dollars in cash” during Operation Hare. Photo: Supplied / Police

Police found a bevy of drugs – methamphetamine, LSD, heroin, cocaine and MDMA – as well as high-powered guns and a “few hundred thousand dollars in cash”.

Properties in Northland, Auckland, Waikato and Queenstown were searched after a two-month investigation focused on a particular meth manufacturer whose drugs were distributed right around the country.

Eight firearms were seized during Operation Hare.

Eight firearms were seized during Operation Hare. Photo: Supplied / Police

A man, 51, and a woman, 37, appeared in Whangārei District Court today, facing a variety of charges including possession for supply methamphetamine and precursors.

The woman is due to reappear tomorrow in the Auckland District Court.

A second man, 51, was arrested in Queenstown on firearms related charges.

Both men are due to reappear in Whangārei District Court on 23 December.

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