Armed police in Tauriko

Armed officers have blocked access to Paerangi Place. Supplied photo.

UPDATED: A "pre-planned search warrant" is the cause behind armed police blocking off a street in Tauriko this morning.

Armed police were spotted stopping traffic from entering Paerangi Place, just before 7.30am.

A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says the raid was in relation to drugs.

Another reader says police at the scene told him they were "cleaning out a building".

A police spokesperson told SunLive that the armed offenders' sqaud was called in to assist as a precaution.

"As a result methamphetamine and several firearms were recovered.

"Three people are currently assisting Police with enquiries, and enquiries are ongoing."

EARLIER:

Armed police have blocked off a road in Tauriko this morning.

A SunLive reader emailed in to say police officers armed with rifles have blocked off Paerangi Place.

He says police at the scene told him “they were cleaning out a building”.

SunLive is waiting on confirmation from police about what is happening in the area.

As soon as we have something more, we will update this story.

At the scene?

Call 0800 SUNLIVE or email photos to newsroom@thesun.co.nz



2 Comments

Lol

Posted on 13-12-2017 17:03 | By BushBash

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Posted on 13-12-2017 09:30 | By carma g

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