Seven arrested in Wellington meth sting

(Some of the drugs that were found/ NZ Police)
(Some of the drugs that were found/ NZ Police)

Seven people have been arrested by police targeting a Wellington city-based methamphetamine dealing syndicate.

Police say they've been following the meth dealing activities of a 53-year-old Wellington man over the past month.

As a result 13 addresses were searched across Wellington, Hutt Valley and Porirua, culminating with the arrests on Tuesday.

Approximately 50 grams of methamphetamine, around $40,000 cash, and suspected stolen property were found in the searches.

The seven people have appeared in the Wellington District Court on charges including supply and possession of methamphetamine and GBL, and possession of cannabis and drug utensils.

Detective Senior Sergeant Tim Leitch of the Wellington District drugs and organised crime team says the syndicate "is believed to have been active for a significant period of time dealing methamphetamine to people in the central city".

"The investigation has also uncovered the regular trading of stolen property, including phones, designer bags and jewellery in exchange for drugs by the syndicate."