Two arrests after Operation Focus drugs raids

May 1, 2015 | By More

police-carTwo men have been arrested after police raids as part of their Operation Focus investigation into drugs crime in Canterbury.

Two search warrants were executed on Thursday, and one today as part of the effort to reduce victimisation caused by drugs, gangs, and organised crime.

Detective Senior Sergeant Jason Stewart said: “Canterbury Police seized a number of items from a rural property near Oxford yesterday including a quantity of cannabis, three unsecured firearms, and ammunition.  The occupant of the rural address is yet to be formally interviewed by police.  A number of cannabis plants and dried cannabis were also seized following a search of residential properties in New Brighton and Halswell.  Investigations into all three addresses are continuing.”

A 42-year-old man from New Brighton is due to appear in Christchurch District Court on May 6 on drug related charges including cultivating and processing cannabis.

A 50-year-old man from Halswell has been summoned to appear in Christchurch District Court on May 21 charged with a cultivating cannabis.

“Canterbury Police are committed to disrupting the supply of drugs and preventing the harm this illegal activity supports,” said Detective Senior Sergeant Stewart.

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