Five people have been arrested in Central Hawke's Bay following an ongoing operation targeting the sale and supply of methamphetamine and cannabis.
The operation, which focused on several gang-associated properties over the past few weeks, ended with a successful search warrant at a Waipukurau address on Thursday.
Detective Inspector Michael Foster said: "We believe there will be a significant disruption to the distribution of these drugs in our community as a result of this operation.
"Anyone dealing drugs in the Central Hawke's Bay can expect to be the target of similar operations."
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The five people arrested have been charged with offences relating to the supply of Class A and C drugs and Intimidation.
Enquiries are continuing and further charges are likely.