A police operation has netted nearly 6000 cannabis plants, which police say makes ”significant headway” in the fight against illicit drugs and organised crime. Stuff was granted special access to join police on their drug-seizing operation throughout the Central District. The district stretches from Taranaki down to Otaki and across the Tararua Range. Police, with the help of the air force, spent 11 days pulling up cannabis plants throughout the lower North Island as the final phase of a months-long operation to eradicate outdoor growing in its peak season.
Police pulled up 5918 cannabis plants across the district this year – 289 more than last year.
…instead of catching criminals?
ironically tomorrow I’m doing a tour of the Tuatara Brewery who produce a much more dangerous substance, but I don’t imagine I’ll see the police helicopter flying ahead.
Is the state policing business interest or crime?
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