Four Auck­lan­ders sought af­ter $100m drug bust

Central Leader - - NEWS -

A group of cen­tral Auck­lan­ders is be­ing sought af­ter one of the coun­try’s big­gest drug busts.

Around 330kgs of the class B drug Con­tacNT, which could have been used to make $100 mil­lion of the drug P, was seized by po­lice in raids across Auck­land and the Waikato on De­cem­ber 4.

The raids brought to an end an 18-month long in­ves­ti­ga­tion named Op­er­a­tion Ghost.

Twenty-four peo­ple were ar­rested and up to $20 mil­lion in as­sets were seized in­clud­ing prop­erty, cars and cash.

Some left the coun­try dur­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, which in­ten­si­fied ear­lier this year.

‘‘Dur­ing that time dif­fer­ent peo­ple came and went out of the coun­try. To stop them would nul- lify the ef­fect of any in­ves­ti­ga­tion,’’ OF­CANZ De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Bruce Good says.

‘‘It just hap­pens that at ter­mi­na­tion time th­ese four were out of the coun­try.’’

Mr Good couldn’t com­ment on any ef­forts be­ing made to get the four to re­turn.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing, he says.

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