Police have today arrested three people in connection with the supply of methamphetamine in the Opotiki community.

Early this morning Police executed four search warrants on addresses connected to the Mongrel Mob ‘Barbarians’ gang in Opotiki, Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Standen , Eastern Bay of Plenty Investigations Manager said.

The search warrants were part of an operation targeting methamphetamine dealing in the community.

Detective Standen said Bay of Plenty Police will continue to target the supply of methamphetamine in our communities.

“It is a destructive drug that impacts families in our community and destroys lives.

“It’s important to remember that these people supplying drugs to our community put profit above all else and do not consider the health and wellbeing of users.

“We know that this drug is also a driver of crime in our community and  we are committed to holding these suppliers to account and preventing further harm in our communities – we don’t need this drug in Opotiki.”

Three Opotiki locals, a 40 year-old female, 40-year-old male and 27-year-old female, will appear in the Whakatane District Court tomorrow on a number of methamphetamine related charges

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