Two men charged with firearms after arrests in Hawke’s Bay

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Police seized drugs, weapons and stolen goods from Raupunga’s property.
Photo: NZ Police / Delivered

More arrests have been made in the anti-gang police campaign, Operation Colbalt.

Two men were arrested yesterday in northern Hawke’s Bay after drugs, stolen property and weapons were seized from properties in Raupunga.

A 22-year-old man is due to appear in Wairoa District Court today on charges of failing to stop for flashing lights and possession of an assault weapon.

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The other man is also charged with firearms and cannabis possession.

“These arrests and search warrants should send a clear signal of our commitment to holding accountable those who believe they may be operating outside the law,” said a police spokesman.

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