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NZ cracks down on organised crime with largest ever meth bust

CHRISTCHURCH, March 15, 2019 (Xinhua) — Police are seen at a road block in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 15, 2019. At least 27 people were killed in multiple shootings in the two mosques of New Zealand’s Christchurch on Friday afternoon, and poli. Image Source: IANS News

Wellington, Aug 16 : New Zealand has continued to crack down on organised crime with the largest ever meth bust seizing nearly three-quarters of a tonne of methamphetamine, Police Minister Ginny Andersen said on Wednesday.

According to the Minister, this was was possibly the largest ever meth bust in New Zealand, with a provisional total of 746.9 kg seized during the search warrant in Manukau, Auckland, in March, reports Xinhua news agency.

“Methamphetamine destroys lives and wreaks havoc on our communities,” she said.

Anderson added that this will also deal a significant financial blow to gangs and organised criminals.

The New Zealand government has increased police funding by 50 per cent, the Minister said, adding that gang conflict legislation and related law have been introduced or amended to give police more tools to tackle gangs.

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