Two people have been charged and $500,000 worth of methamphetamine seized in a police operation in Napier over the weekend.
A vehicle carrying 560 grams of methamphetamine and drug utensils was intercepted by police and the armed offenders squad on Saturday.
The driver - a 30-year-old Tararua man - was charged with supplying and possession for supplying methamphetamine and appeared in Napier District Court on Saturday.
He was remanded in custody and will next appear in the Dannevirke District Court in August.
The vehicle's other occupant – a 31-year-old Tararua man – was charged with possession of drug utensils. He has been remanded on bail and will appear in the Napier District Court on Wednesday.
"We believe that the supply ring was carrying out its illicit activity between the central and upper North Island, and the methamphetamine was destined for the Hawke's Bay and Tararua areas," says Detective Inspector Ross McKay.
Police say the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are likely.