Five people, including a Mongrel Mob prospect, person been arrested aft constabulary recovered drugs, a loaded sawn-off shotgun, loaded semi-automatic firearm and different firearms astatine properties crossed West Auckland.
A woman, 3 men, and a Mongrel Mob imaginable aged betwixt 20 and 50 years aged were arrested arsenic portion of Operation Cobalt connected Thursday and Friday astatine 1 code linked to members of the Head Hunters, different spot successful Ranui and different successful Massey.
Police located respective items of involvement including a prohibited firearm, ammunition, a restricted weapon, astir 30grams of MDMA and a tiny magnitude of methamphetamine astatine a West Harbour address, associated to the Head Hunters.
Waitematā CIB’s acting detective inspector Tim Williams said the warrants were executed by Operation Cobalt and Waitemata territory unit assisted by specializer tactical and hunt teams.
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A 44-year-old pistillate and 20-year-old antheral were charged with unlawful possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition.
The 20-year-old was besides charged with possession of Class B drug.
On Friday morning, constabulary recovered a loaded semi-automatic rifle, ammunition and methamphetamine astatine 1 of the addresses searched successful Ranui.
A 27-year-old antheral with pack associations was charged for possessing a firearm, ammunition, and methamphetamine.
Police located a loaded sawn disconnected shotgun, ammunition, methamphetamine, currency and stolen spot astatine an code successful Massey.
A 50-year-old Mongrel Mob imaginable has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition and cause possession charges.
Police besides located methamphetamine astatine an code successful Te Atatu.
A 33-year-old antheral with pack associations has been charged with possession of methamphetamine for supply.
Williams said constabulary continued to people and disrupt amerciable enactment being carried out, and “we person zero tolerance for this benignant of offending”.
“Investigations volition proceed pursuing these hunt warrants and constabulary expect further arrests and charges being laid arsenic a result.”