I read that the combined FORCE of the NZ Police & RNZAF (Airforce) have recently seized about 9000 cannabis plants, in the South Island. This is apparently twice the amount, seized last year !
Well now they have really defined; the ‘Weed War’ when they in-fact are using the resources (Helicopters & officers) of the Airforce (Military). 13 people allegedly face charges related to ‘this operation’.
The spokesperson stated “This is a year-long operation and a significant part of the operation is gathering and checking information we receive from the public. I’d like to thank all of the people who have come forward with information about drug related activity as they have greatly assisted this operation. Those people are actively helping to keep their communities safe and without that partnership our job would be significantly harder.”
… BUT to my mind they are just wasting $millions to justify their existence. The estimates are that they are just scratching the surface.. about 10-20% is ever found/seized.