Arrests made after Manawatu organised crime operation

A covert operation involving Manawatu Police, the National Organised Crime Group and the Police Asset Recovery Unit has resulted in the dismantling of a sophisticated drug dealing and money laundering operation centred in Shannon.

Police have arrested nine people at a number of properties in Shannon and Palmerston North as a result of targeted activity over the past two days.

Assets worth an estimated $3 million including 37 high-performance vehicles and five properties, along with around $210,000 in cash, has been restrained by the Asset Recovery Unit.

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