Over $1 million in cash and assets seized in Hawke’s Bay raid
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Over $1 million in cash and assets were seized by police in a raid on Hawke’s Bay property.
The execution of search warrants in the Hastings area saw police confiscate cash, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and residential property.
The property belonged to a 35-year-old man who was arrested late last year in possession of $90,000 worth of methamphetamine, ecstasy and cannabis for supply in the Hawke’s Bay area.
Detective Sergeant Alex Macdonald of the Asset Recovery Unit says his team was working to combat gangs and organized crime in the district.
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The property will be forfeited to the Crown.
The Asset Recovery Unit has seized over $6.5 million in cash and assets from Hawke’s Bay members of the Mongrel Mob over the past two years.
“We will continue to work to strip criminals and drug dealers of their wealth derived from crime,” Macdonald said.
The man remains in court for drug and firearms trafficking. He is due to appear in Hastings District Court on April 1.