Six people appeared in court today after police disrupted a methamphetamine supply ring.

Police acted on evidence that a prisoner at Manawatu Prison was arranging for the sale and distribution of P.

Police believed this was done in conjunction with associates in the community.

Detective Senior Sergeant Simon Harrison said six people appeared in Palmerston North District Court today on drug supply and firearm charges following the execution of search warrants. Harrison said the investigation demonstrated how committed police were to disrupting the supply of P and that "nowhere and no one" was off limits for investigation.

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"Methamphetamine is a harmful drug that is damaging our communities.

"As well as holding people to account, Police will ensure that those who are reliant on methamphetamine are referred to the relevant agencies to ensure they get the support they need to address their use.

"These arrests should reassure the community that preventing methamphetamine supply is a high priority for police."