Police have arrested 2 men this morning for drug related charges after a search warrant was excecuted in Stokes Valley.

Police executed a pre-planned search warrant at a commercial address on George Street in Stokes Valley shortly after 6am today.

The search warrant involved AOS, CIB, local officers and specialist search teams.

Two men aged 48 and 53 have been arrested and will face drugs related charges.

They are currently being interviewed by Police.

Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Sears of the Hutt Valley CIB says the warrant targeted gang activity and offending across the Hutt Valley.

“We have had numerous calls from locals concerned about the activities at this address and the growing presence of gang members in the area.

“Gangs exist to make money from criminal offending such as the manufacturing and distribution of drugs like methamphetamine and while they continue to offend, they will be targeted by Police.

“I hope the swift and decisive action taken today sends a message that the community and Police will work together to disrupt this type of offending.”

Anyone with information about organised criminal groups in their community is urged to contact their local police station or Crimestoppers anonymously.

(Information from the Police Media Centre)


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