Police operation reveals rival
Wellington gangs working together to supply
A Tribesman gang member, a Highway 61 associate
and a Mongrel Mob associate have been arrested
following a year long drug investigation into
the methamphetamine trade in the Wellington
Detective Senior Sergeant
Chris Moore from the Organised Financial Crime
Agency of New Zealand (OFCANZ) says in total
seven people were arrested this morning during
the termination of Operation Fantail.
“This morning Police executed
16 search warrants in Wellington City, Auckland
City, Porirua and Masterton,” Mr Moore said.
“This was the culmination of a year long
operation involving staff from OFCANZ,
Wellington District and specialist tactical
Mr Moore said a patched
Tribesman member, a Mongrel Mob associate and a
Highway 61 associate were among those arrested.
“The termination of Operation
Fantail shows that rival gang members are
actively co-operating in the sale and supply of
methamphetamine within the Wellington District
and lower North Island.”
“During Operation Fantail we
have recovered 150 grams of methamphetamine with
an estimated street value of up to $150,000.”
In addition cash and assets
with a value of up to $50,000 have been seized
and will be restrained. This includes a
Chevrolet corvette car, a Harley Davidson
motorcycle, and a Toyota Altezza.
“Operation Fantail sends
another powerful message to the criminal
community that Police will use every legal
avenue at our disposal to target organised crime
in New Zealand,” Mr Moore said.
The seven suspects arrested
this morning are due to appear in the
Wellington, Masterton and Auckland District
Courts this week.