Should meth testing become compulsory for properties?

Should meth testing become compulsory for properties?

Yesterday police seized New Zealand's largest ever methamphetamine drug bust off the coast off Northland.

Police say they stopped almost half-a-billion dollars worth of drugs hitting the market.

If the scale of that seizure seems large; so too is the effect on our streets and more significantly inside our houses.

One meth checking service says more than 50 percent of the houses it screened in 2016 has tested positive for meth and there are now calls for compulsory meth testing before a property is sold or rented out?

Tenants are getting sick, landlords losing money and properties which are unsellable and inhabitable are being sold. There are no winners in the situation.

So is it time to impose a mandatory meth test for houses?

Story investigates.

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