Armed police have blocked off a section of residential Tauranga as a raid gets underway in Bureta this morning.

A heavy police presence which includes armed officers and police dogs have cordoned off a section of Ngatai Rd, near the Chapel St end, since about 9am.

Armed police are in Bureta. Photo/John Borren
Armed police are in Bureta. Photo/John Borren

Detective Senior Sergeant to the

Bay of Plenty Times

the search warrant was in relation to a clan lab, and was made with assistance from specialist groups including the Armed Offender Squad.

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''A scene examination will take place throughout the dat and police are continuing to speak with two occupants of the house,'' Mr Turner said.

A reporter at the scene said the fire service Hazmat unit could be seen and police were not letting anyone through the blocked off area.

A Countdown Bureta staff member said the emergency services had stationed themselves at the supermarket for about an hour before moving on.

Police investigate a property in Ngatai Rd. Photo/John Borren
Police investigate a property in Ngatai Rd. Photo/John Borren