Dirt bikes, guns seized as police attempt to disrupt Northland gangs

"We are working hard to ensure we keep our community safe."
"We are working hard to ensure we keep our community safe." Photo credit: New Zealand Police

Northland police have made two arrests in relation to gang-related crime in two separate incidents. 

Police arrested a 52-year-old man after a search at a Kaikohe address found he had unlawful possession of ammunition.

Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Dalzell said in a statement the arrest comes after Northland police made a series of arrests in relation to firearms and gang-related violence unfolding in the Far North.

"We are working hard to ensure we keep our community safe, and police will continue to actively target those involved in criminal activity."

Police also executed five search warrants and seized 10 dirt bikes in a bid to further disrupt gang activity and "curtail dangerous behaviour involving dirt bikes in Northland".

Whāngarei Area Investigations Manager Detective Senior Sergeant Rob Huys said a 22-year-old man with gang associations has been charged with the sale and supply of cannabis.

"The investigation is ongoing, and we cannot rule out further charges being laid."

"Police also continue to welcome information from anyone who has concerns about organised crime, gang activity or the illegal possession of firearms in their community."

Those with concerns can report online at 105.police.govt.nz or call police on 105.