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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Please attribute to Detective Inspector Darrin Thomson, Wellington Police:

Wellington Police have filed further charges in relation to Operation Skipjack, the ongoing investigation into an alleged local drug dealing syndicate importing and distributing controlled drugs.

A 34-year-old Wellington man, who is already facing charges in relation to the supply of the Class B controlled drug Gamma Butyrolactone (GBL), has been charged with eight further counts of importing GBL.

Police allege the imports equate to around 2000 litres of GBL, and 400,000 street level doses.

The man has also been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. 

He is due to reappear in Wellington District Court on 18 February.

Disrupting this syndicate has had an enormous positive impact on harm prevention, and our communities are safer as a result.

Police continue to work collaboratively and effectively with Customs and other partners, businesses and agencies in order to prevent the harm and social costs created by this sort of offending.

Police and our partners work in our communities every day to keep people safe, and prevent and reduce the harm caused by the sale and supply of illicit drugs.


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