Eight people with links to Mongrel Mob gang arrested for supplying methamphetamine

Eight people arrested with links to Mongrel Mob
Eight people arrested with links to Mongrel Mob

Eight people have been arrested with strong links to the Mongrel Mob gang on suspicion of supplying methamphetamine in a town just north of Hawkes Bay. 

A six-week long investigation run by the Eastern District Police Organised Crime Unit searched eight properties in Wairoa. 

Te group includes four women, aged between 29 and 42 and four men aged between 30 and 60. 

Police allege one of the men arrested is a patched member and the group had been selling high volumes of methamphetamine. 

Police have seized property worth over $1 million, which includes seven residential properties and six vehicles including late model utes, a Harley Davidson motorcycle, a jet ski, an excavator, a large quantity of cash and methamphetamine. 

"The termination of this operation will cause a significant disruption to the supply of methamphetamine in the Wairoa community and will ultimately prevent the ongoing harm associated with this insidious drug," says Detective Inspector Brent Greville. 

"It should send a clear warning to those who deal drugs in our communities that Police will continue to target you, and you will be prosecuted." 

The group will appear in the Gisborne District Court tomorrow on charges including supplying methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine for supply and possession of cannabis for supply. 

Police are expecting to make further arrests.