NZ Herald nzherald.co.nz 30 Apr, 2021 06:30 am

Cocaine market is exploding, drug cop tells Bastion Pt-Russian sailor trial in Auckland

Cocaine market is exploding, drug cop tells Bastion Pt-Russian sailor trial in Auckland
Cocaine market is exploding, drug cop tells High Court trial.

Detective Sergeant John Sowter said another covert search was carried out three days later."The purpose of the covert warrant is to try and make it look like we haven't been in someone's apartment," Sowter said.Sowter said it tallied up to NZ$116,100 and US$10,000.Photo / Dean Purcell "We compete with other investigations going on," Sowter said.

" Sowter said "a vast array of people" now used cocaine and increasingly large consignments were being imported.Jurors heard Wilk's son Ralph, already convicted of drug supply, attracted attention from Customs and the police National Organised Crime Group.

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