2.6 tonne excavator seized as part of North Island operation targeting organised crime
A 2.6 tonne excavator has been seized as part of a long-running operation targeting organised crime in the North Island
18 June 2020
Police have carried out a number of search warrants in the past week, Palmerston North, rural Manawatu, Auckland and the Bay of Plenty.
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They've searched 16 properties, shut down two active clan labs, and found 12 firearms, ammunition and a taser.
They also seized four cars, six motorbikes, the stolen excavator valued at 35-thousand dollars - as well as two stolen trailers and a wad of cash.
13 people are facing charges.