Albany Highway in Auckland has reopened after being closed by armed police on Tuesday morning during a search for a methamphetamine lab.
The property where a police search for a meth lab occurred this morning (Brigitte Purcell/Newshub.)
The busy motorway was closed between Sunset Rd and Upper Harbour Highway. A large number of police officers and police dogs are reported to be at the scene.
Police have searched an Albany property for methamphetamine production (Brigitte Purcell/Newshub.)
"We came across cops with armed rifles at the intersection of Glendhu and Sunset," a witness told Newshub.
"They told me I couldn't go down Albany Highway. I turned onto Sunset, tried to come back onto Albany Highway through Unsworth Dr -- there was another cop at the top of Unsworth Dr telling me we couldn't go onto Albany Highway."
Auckland Transport confirmed the road was closed "due to a police operation", but has now opened.
"Please expect delays in the area as congestion eases," it tweeted.
A traffic camera overlooking Albany Highway appeared to show the motorway full, with traffic bumper-to-bumper.
Police have confirmed it was a drug-related operation.