Following an investigation into organised crime in Hawke’s Bay, police confiscated about $2 million in cash and detained six people.
According to investigators, Operation Dusk has been an 18-month investigation investigating affiliates of the Mongrel Mob, Black Power, and Outlaws MC gangs.
In the last three days, significant search warrants have been executed.
Police confiscated 15 cars, currency, and other assets, including military-style semi-automatic weapons.
“The National Organised Crime Group will continue to work across New Zealand to hold gang members to account,” police said.
Six people – three men and three women – are facing drugs and firearms charges.
Two businesses are also being investigated for their links to organised crime, police said.