17 Nov 2014

Former officer's drug amount reduced

2:45 pm on 17 November 2014

The amount of methamphetamine a former West Auckland police officer manufactured and supplied has been significantly reduced, shortly before sentencing.

Peter Pakau earlier admitted to 14 charges relating to illegally using the police intelligence computer, accepting a bribe and supplying Class A drugs.

At the High Court in Auckland this morning, the Crown said the amount of methamphetamine Pakau manufactured had been reduced from 283.5 grams to 70.8.

Another amount he supplied had been reduced from 141.7 grams to 28.3.

The Crown said there was a vacuum of evidence, but accepted the amount of money Pakau admitted receiving as part of a bribe was $200.

Justice Andrews said the fact that he accepted a bribe while he was a duty police officer would be a focus in her sentencing later this month, rather than the amount involved.

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