Tax haven figure tight lipped on extradition case against New Zealand’s Peter Power for drugs bust
Peter Power was extradited by the NZS on Tuesday for his role in the largest drug bust ever carried out by the country’s police. Power was one of 16 police officers sent to bring down suspected drug ring in Christchurch in 2015.
Former Federal Police chief Michael Williamson, from which Power went before being promoted as a major player in the operation, praised the NZS for being 우리카지노“tough” on criminals.
POWER: Former NZS chief Michael Williamson and others applauded the NZS for being “tough” on criminals but said that the country would have more success on its own path with “tough on crime” policies
Justice Minister Bill English said the extradition was “extremely significant” and a “signature moment”.
“But it’s not quite all over yet. I’ve been told this extradition will take some time to prepare for, and my concern is that there is a fair amount of work still to be done.
“On Thursday, we’ll be able to talk about the progress made and the timetable for its implementation.”
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The operation involved 18 New Zealand men and 12 officers from the police and military in the early hours of February 13.
Two of those arrested were Kiwi men, but the majority, including Power, were British.
Power, who is due to appear at Wellington Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday morning after being formally arrested, was a part of the operation.
He was a “consultant” and “associate” officer and it was his role to investigate the evidence gathered as part of Operation Haul Up.
It also involved “three senior officers” including a special team from Customs who investigated the seizure of “approximately 100 kilograms of methamphetamine and approximately $4m in cash that was found as a result of the operation”.