Police wastewater figures show use more than doubled between July and September 2021, and has stayed well above the historical average right through to January 2022, the most recent available figures showed.
A social worker believes the drug is far more entrenched in society now than it was before Covid-19 and that it is not uncommon for children to be using it – some as young as eight and nine years old.
A researcher is worried some people who tried it out of sheer boredom during lockdown are now hooked and continuing to use the drug.
The sudden forced importation of huge swathes of hardened Australian crims into the NZ criminal scene is a unique event and they bring with them a level of violence unseen before in the NZ criminal underworld and that isn’t the fault of Labour!
These new Australian connected gangs don’t use Chinese organised crime syndicates for their meth, they have Mexican cartel links who are ultra violent and produce a higher grade meth for a far cheaper price and that the explosion of organised hits and assassinations that have plagued the NZ criminal fraternity for the last 5years is being driven by these new Australian imports.
These new 501 syndicates fly under the radar, unlike the Rebels and Comancheros, they don’t display patches and move with cunning and strategic purpose to strengthen supply chains and market protection.
When alpha gangs like the HeadHunters and Hells Angels are defending their HQs with steal plating after attacks you know shit has gotten real.
Bad news is that this dynamic is about to get far, far, far, far, far worse…
The Australian Senate’s due to vote on controversial new migration laws on Tuesday, that could see more New Zealanders deported under the existing 501 policy.
…that’s right folks, the 501 law that picks people Australia doesn’t like and who have had absolutely no upbringing in NZ and dumps them back here with all the social damage of using a hammer on an infant is about to get far worse!
Newly released intelligence reports lay bare the extent of concern police have about the impact of “501” deportees – and their fears that the system to reintegrate deportees is not robust enough, potentially endangering the public.
A total of 2572 people were deported from Australia to New Zealand between January 1, 2015 and February 28, 2022 – more than double the number expected when Australia began the policy in 2015. Over the same period, New Zealand has deported 32 Australians.
Almost half (49 per cent) of the 501s had reoffended since arriving in Aotearoa, with crimes ranging from violence offences to drug and traffic violations.
The Police intelligence reports reveal concerns about whether the system was strong enough to manage deported child sex offenders and gang members in particular.
The problem is that for decades we’ve had NZ Politicians who have pretended that our domestic gangs were the worst in the world when the reality is the Australian criminal scene is vastly more violent and dangerous than the domestic gang scene.
This brutal take over of the meth scene in NZ by the 501 syndicates is what is driving much of the violence and addiction.
The 501s source their purer, cheaper meth from South American cartels who are themselves another level of violence up from the Australians.
They have the money and sophistication to target and bribe police systems and the judiciary, they are an entire world of corruption above the domestic gangs.
The danger in the South American Cartels seeing NZ as a legitimate market can not be under stated and the focus must be on severing their connection to NZ.
Make no mistake, the gang war is coming, the fight over the meth trade will only heat up and the Police Intelligence Unit is going to have to lift its game…
New Zealand’s Gang Intelligence Centre has been blighted by poor leadership and has been struggling to reduce the harm caused by organised crime.
Multiple sources RNZ has talked to said the leadership of the Gang Intelligence Centre was “clueless”, and one person said it was run by a bunch of buffoons.
Leadership were said to have no understanding of the gang environment, which in turn meant the centre was failing to have an impact on the harm being caused by gangs.
…when you have gangs spraying other gang pads with semiautomatics, you have lost control of the situation.
This would not be happening if there was a competent Gang Intelligence Centre. The point is to never let shit get to this level.
This lack of leadership is concerning on a range of fronts.
The first is of course the eruption of gang violence we are witnessing due to the 501s taking over domestic gangs.
The second is that we have handed Police a bewilderingly huge power in the form of facial recognition software they gained from a corrupt company without any sign off from politicians or the people.
So we have a Gang Intelligence Centre armed with the most powerful mass surveillance system who have no idea how to deal with the looming gang war!
Everyone feeling safe yet?
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