Drug ring kingpin gets 15 years jail

Posted: 8th April 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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A Mongrel Mob patch member was today sentenced to 15 years jail as the key figure in a methamphetamine manufacture and supply ring.

Mobster Tommy Peters was arrested in 2008 during a Counties-Manukau Police Organised Crime Unit sting on the meth ring which netted 10 arrests including fellow patch member William Tua and several other gang associates.

Police located and shut down three clandestine, or P manufacturing, laboratories as well as locating pre-cursor chemicals, over 70 grams of methamphetamine, a firearm, ammunition and approximately $26,000 in cash.

One laboratory located at a residential address was found to contain over 300 litres of highly toxic waste product discarded after the methamphetamine manufacturing process.

Peters’ sentencing was the final act in court proceedings in relation to the police operation.

Peters had been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, which covered multiple instances, three representative charges of supplying methamphetamine in more than 100 instances, as well as a charge of possession for supply of methamphetamine and possession of a pistol and ammunition.

Four others have previously been sentenced for their part in the drug ring.

Peter Tau was sentenced to nine years imprisonment on a representative charge of manufacturing methamphetamine relating to multiple instances. Sidney Rudolph was sentenced to eight years and William Tua to five years imprisonment on the same charge. Sandra Boisen was sentenced to four years imprisonment for supplying pre-cursor chemicals used by the cooks to manufacture methamphetamine

Detective Inspector Dave Lynch of Counties-Manukau Police says the operation sends a strong message.

“Police and the community will not tolerate organised criminal gangs involved in producing and supplying methamphetamine, a drug which is responsible for considerable harm in the South Auckland Community,” says Mr Lynch.

“Police are actively seeking public assistance to continue putting pressure on the methamphetamine trade and help communities rid themselves from those manufacturing and supplying the drug. Acting on information relating to manufacture & supply of methamphetamine is an absolute priority.”


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