Major meth bust hits Gisborne's drug supply

  • 21/12/2015

Stimulant drugs will be in short supply in Gisborne over New Year's Eve following a major methamphetamine bust in the region.

Six people have been charged after a "significant" amount of cash and methamphetamine was found during raids of three homes in Gisborne and another in Wairoa late on Sunday.

Officers said the quantity of drugs found was still being collated, but it was considerable enough to "make a significant impact on the supply of methamphetamine into the Gisborne area".

A group of men and women from Gisborne, Wairoa, Auckland and the Manawatu will face Gisborne and North Shore District Courts on Monday on charges ranging from conspiracy to supply methamphetamine to possession of the drug.

The bust comes just a week before the start of Gisborne's Rhythm & Vines, New Zealand's largest New Year's Eve music festival.