21 Dec 2012

119 arrests in major burglary operation

8:29 am on 21 December 2012

Central District police have made 119 arrests in a major operation aimed at reducing Christmas burglaries.

Search warrants were executed in New Plymouth, Taranaki, Ruapehu, Whanganui, Tararua, Horowhenua and Palmerston North.

Those arrested face charges including burglary, receiving stolen property, cannabis supply and cultivation, unlawful possession of firearms and aggravated robbery.

Police say firearms and electronics were among property recovered during the operation.