New Zealand Police say they have dealt a "huge blow" to organised crime after a major trans-national sting resulted in 35 arrests and $3.7 million in assets seized.
Police this morning gave new details about a large-scale international police operation that took place throughout New Zealand and overseas in recent days.
Operation Trojan Shield involved three major organised crime investigations and targeted the importation, sale and supply of methamphetamine, as well as money
Over 300 staff - including National Organized Crime (NOCG), Armed Offenders Squad, Special Tactics Group, Asset Recovery, High Tech Crime and Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Central and Wellington District staff - executed 37 warrants yesterday.
As of last night, 35 people had been arrested - they had appeared in the Auckland District Court and Hamilton District Court this morning facing a range of drug-dealing and money-laundering charges.
Mark Mitchell and Stuart Nash joined Mike Hosking to discuss this and the week's politics news.