2 Mar 2015

Large meth lab bust near Kaikohe

3:13 pm on 2 March 2015

Police in Northland have made three arrests and seized drugs and firearms in a raid on a meth lab near Kaikohe.

Officers who searched a Matarua Road property yesterday said they caught a man and a woman cooking methamphetamine - and arrested a third man who turned up at the scene with more drug utensils and a shotgun.

Detective Senior Sergeant John Miller said the lab was linked to the Rebels motorcycle gang and was capable of producing large amounts of the drug.

He said so far police had seized 350 grams of meth, 492 grams of pseudoephedrine, a V8 Audi, a stolen Rav 4 and two shotguns.

Two men and one woman were due to appear in the Kaikohe District Court today on a number of related charges.

It was the second significant meth bust in Northland this summer, following the pre-Christmas raid on a house south of Whangarei, which police said was set up as a meth factory by the Headhunters gang and was capable of producing three kilograms of the drug in one batch.

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