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Organised crime seizure

Organised crime seizure

Detective Inspector Steve Wood looks over some of the drugs and firearms, and a money-counting machine, seized during a 2010 investigation into an organised-crime ring in Auckland. The criminals involved had imported drugs and laundered money. The Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act 2009 allowed police to seize money and assets acquired through criminal activities.

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Greg Newbold and Rāwiri Taonui, 'Gangs - Gangs and crime', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 December 2023)

Story by Greg Newbold and Rāwiri Taonui, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 2 Oct 2018, updated 1 Apr 2020 with assistance from Jarrod Gilbert