Operation Weirton update

Police are seeking sightings of a Mercedes Benz G500 Station Wagon vehicle, similar to the once pictured. Photos: NZ Police.

UPDATE March 31, 10.41AM: Police are advising members of the public that they are no longer looking for a vehicle in connection to Operation Weirton.

Earlier this week, police issed a plea for informatoon about a Mercedes Benz G-Wagon. See below for more information.

In a statement provided to SunLive today, a police spokesperson says Police can now advise that "this vehicle has been eliminated from our enquiries and is no longer being sought by Police".


Police are appealing for sightings of a Mercedes Benz G-Wagon, being sought as part of restraining orders in connection to Operation Weirton – the largest ever seizure of methamphetamine at the border.

On Monday, Police from the Asset Recovery Unit in Auckland restrained five vehicles, along with multiple properties and bank funds.

Properties, vehicles and bank account funds worth a combined value of more than $7 million dollars were restrained.

Earlier this month, six people were arrested following the interception of more than 600kg of methamphetamine arriving through Auckland Airport.

The drugs had a retail value of almost $250 million.

As a result of ongoing enquiries by the Asset Recovery Unit, Police have today restrained four properties and five vehicles, including a Lamborghini Huracan and a Ferrari.

A bank account containing approximately one million dollars was also restrained.

The four restrained properties are in the Auckland suburbs of Karaka, Papakura, Henderson and in Pukehina in the Bay of Plenty.


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