Police have seized cars, cash, and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of methamphetamine in a series of armed raids in Christchurch.
Officers carried out a number of searches of addresses and vehicles across the city.
At least one firearm was recovered and three men arrested.
Detective Sergeant Phillip Sparks said the raids were a message to drug criminals that police would not tolerate them making money out of drug users, and harming the community.
The men will appear in court tomorrow on a range of charges.