Police seize more than $200,000 of methamphetamine in Queenstown

Two men in their thirties have been arrested.
Two men in their thirties have been arrested. Photo credit: Otago Police/Supplied.

Police have seized more than $200,000 of methamphetamine, more than $30,000 cash and other drugs in Queenstown.

The bust was made on Monday morning by Otago Lakes Central Police, with search warrants executed in Queenstown and Cromwell. 

Two men, aged 33 and 36, have been arrested and are facing drug-related charges. The 36-year-old is facing charges of possession of methamphetamine for supply.

It comes after another bust in Alexandra.

"Otago Lakes Central Police will continue to focus on the drug trade in the area, especially anyone dealing methamphetamine as it is well-known the damage it does to communities," Detective Senior Sergeant Malcolm Inglis said in a statement.

"Police will not let these individuals sell illicit drugs and accumulate wealth at the expense of the vulnerable members of our community."

Snr Sgt Inglis urged people battling by meth addiction to seek help, adding that police are happy to put people affected by drugs in contact with support agencies.

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