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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Thirteen people have been arrested in South Canterbury following the termination of Operation Gipsy.

Police executed 22 search warrants at multiple addresses between Temuka and Oamaru over the past two days.

“Methamphetamine is a poison in our society and we will pursue anyone involved in its sale and supply. We believe Operation Gipsy will cause significant disruption to its distribution in the South Canterbury area,” said Aoraki Area Commander Inspector Dave Gaskin

As part of Operation Gipsy over $10,000 in cash was recovered as well as ammunition, a taser, cannabis plants and 103 grams of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of over $60,00.

A clandestine laboratory was also located along with three cannabis grow operations.

In total 62 charges were filed in relation to methamphetamine and firearms offences.

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Issued by Police Media Centre

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