Six Arrested, Cash And Illegal Drugs Seized In Operation Poapoa | Scoop News – Scoop

Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | <a href="http:///” style=”white-space: nowrap”>Search

Attributed to Detective Inspector Daryl Smith.
Waikato Police have arrested six men and seized drugs and assets following Operation Poapoa.
The operation targeted an organised criminal group allegedly importing and distributing class A, B and C drugs.
Eight search warrants were executed across Hamilton and Auckland, including at a commercial premises.
“As a result, six men aged between 28 and 33 years were arrested and all appeared in the Hamilton District Court on Friday on a range of charges including participating in organised crime and selling and supplying class A drugs,” says Detective Inspector Daryl Smith.
“Police seized four vehicles including a Harley Davidson MC and approximately $80,000 cash.”
A large quantity of illegal drugs including methamphetamine, ecstasy and ketamine were also seized.
“Waikato Police continue to investigate, target and dismantle those groups involved in the importation, sale and supply of illegal drugs within our communities,” says Detective Inspector Daryl Smith.
Police welcome information from anyone who has concerns about organised crime or the supply of illicit drugs in their community.
They are encouraged to report online at, call Police on 111 or 105, or report anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 or
© Scoop Media

a.supporter:hover {background:#EC4438!important;} @media screen and (max-width: 480px) { #byline-block div.byline-block {padding-right:16px;}}


Speaker: Statement From Trevor Mallard
“On Friday I advised the Governor General of my intention to resign from the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives in August,” Trevor Mallard said. “I have had the honour of being unanimously elected three times… More>>


National: Proposes New Powers To Tackle Gangs

A National Government would ban gang patches in public places and give Police new powers to tackle gangs, Opposition Leader Christopher Luxon said today… More>>

Health: Government Takes Bowel Cancer Programme Nationwide

The Government’s lifesaving bowel-screening programme is now available across the whole country, Health Minister Andrew Little said today… More>>

Minister Of Defence: Addresses Premier Defence Summit On Climate Security
Defence Minister Peeni Henare joined a panel of Defence Ministers to discuss climate security at the 19th Annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore today… More>>

Government: Māori Electoral Option Bill Removes Barriers To Voting For Māori

Justice Minister Kris Faafoi has announced that the Māori Electoral Option will be changed to allow Māori voters to switch electoral rolls at any time. The bill is expected to be introduced to the House in the coming weeks… More>>

Electoral Commission: Voting Starts In The Tauranga By-election
Voting gets underway tomorrow in the Tauranga by-election to choose a new local member of Parliament. ‘If you’re enrolled in the Tauranga electorate, you can vote at an advance voting place from Saturday 4 June… More>>


Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *