9 Apr 2014

12 arrested in Waikato

1:35 pm on 9 April 2014

Twelve people were arrested on a variety of drugs and stolen property charges when police raided properties around Hamilton on Wednesday.

Nine properties were targeted.

Police said they are concerned about a high level of gang involvement and how gangs make a practice of accepting stolen property as payment for drugs.

They said the arrests should send a clear message that police and the community don't accept this type of offending.