Abandoned boat leads police to record $448m haul of methamphetamine

Publish Date
Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 11:08AM

An Abandoned boat has lead police to a record $448 Million haul of meth.  The events read like the tv show "Breaking Bad"

A Campervan,  bad guys offering large amounts of cash to locals, in exchange for assistance to launch boats off the beach, a car chase and in the end the locals made the difference to assist this not getting on the streets.

"Wherever this methamphetamine was headed, it was going to cause harm, and it's thanks to the Kaitaia community, who were not going to tolerate this, that we've managed to stop the harm from this massive haul of meth" he said.

The investigation will be ongoing and police would like to hear from anyone who may have noticed suspicious activity from anyone travelling in a Toyota Prado with a boat or travelling with a campervan in the Far North over the past two weeks to contact Kaitaia Police on 09 408 6500. Information can also be given anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111


-Northern Advocate