Discovery of Restricted Weapons and Drugs at Head Hunters’ Hideout
In a significant operation conducted by the police in West Auckland, numerous gang-linked properties were raided, resulting in the recovery of guns, drugs, cash, and stolen property. This crackdown has marked a significant blow against criminal organizations operating in the region.
Loaded Firearms, Drugs, Cash, and Stolen Goods Found in Multiple Locations
During the raid at a West Harbour address associated with the notorious Head Hunters gang, law enforcement officials uncovered various items of interest. Among the discoveries were restricted and banned weapons, including firearms, as well as MDMA and methamphetamine. A 44-year-old woman has been charged with unlawful possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition, while a 20-year-old man faces charges related to possession of class B drugs for supply.
Operation Cobalt Continues to Target and Disrupt Criminal Operations
Continuing their efforts, the police conducted further searches in Ranui, Massey, and Te Atatu. In Ranui, authorities discovered a loaded semi-automatic rifle, ammunition, and methamphetamine. A 27-year-old individual with affiliations to a gang was charged with possession of a firearm, ammunition, and methamphetamine.
In Massey, law enforcement officers found a loaded sawn-off shotgun, ammunition, methamphetamine, a substantial amount of cash, and stolen property. A 50-year-old Mongrel Mob prospect now faces charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, and drug possession.
At another address in Te Atatu, the police uncovered methamphetamine, leading to the arrest of a 33-year-old man on drug possession charges.
Acting Detective Inspector Tim Williams emphasized the significance of these warrants as part of Operation Cobalt’s ongoing efforts across Tāmaki Makaurau. The operation aims to target and disrupt illegal activities, leaving no room for tolerance toward such offenses.
Williams stated that further arrests and charges were likely, indicating that the police’s commitment to dismantling criminal operations remains steadfast.