More than 60kg of meth seized by police, man arrested

The meth has a street value of about $36 million.
The meth has a street value of about $36 million. Photo credit: Police.

More than 60kg of methamphetamine with a street value of $36 million has been seized by police in Rotorua.

On Wednesday night, police executed a search warrant at a property in the Rotorua suburb of Fairy Springs, locating roughly 20kg of the drug.

A 42-year-old Rotorua man was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine for supply.

After making further enquiries, police found a storage shed in Ngongotaha they said was linked to the man. Inside, police found a further 40-50kg of meth.

More than 60kg of meth seized by police, man arrested
Photo credit: Police.

Insp Phil Taikato said Wednesday night's efforts will go a long way in preventing methamphetamine-related harm in the Rotorua community.

"This is a significant amount of methamphetamine with a potential to cause serious harm to our local community. There is no denying the detrimental impact methamphetamine has on people's lives.

"It has the ability to destroy families and lives, and the desire to obtain the drug is a driver of crime and harm within our community."

The charged man will appear in the Rotorua District Court on Thursday.

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