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Source: New Zealand Police (National News)

Attribute to Detective Inspector Lex Bruning:

Nelson Police have yesterday arrested an Aucklander in possession of a kilogram of crystalline powder, believed to be methamphetamine.

The man was disembarking a flight from Auckland around 10pm when he was taken into custody.

Police understand the methamphetamine was destined to be sold in the Tasman area.

Police are committed to investigating individuals who cause harm to the community through the distribution of controlled drugs. Police will continue to disrupt this criminal activity and hold those involved to account.

Anyone that is struggling with drug use or has an addiction is urged to reach out and get help. 

The supply and distribution of drugs targets vulnerable members of the community and Police will continue to work to disrupt that supply and reduce the harm within our communities.

The 38-year-old man has been charged with possession for the supply of methampetamine/amphetamine and is due to appear in Nelson District Court today. 

Police support people looking to get help to call Addiction Services on (03) 546-1994.

If anyone has any information regarding the distribution of controlled drugs, they can contact police in confidence on 105 if it has happened or 111 if it is happening now.

Alternatively, information can be given anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Issued by Police media Centre