The police arrested seven people and accused them after conducting a number of search warrants in the eastern bay of Plenty as part of Operation Notus II.
Today, senior sergeant Richard Miller said the operation had "some links to the Mongrel group".
Operation Notus II is the second phase of a long-term study, led by the National Organized Crime Group, on organized crime and the supply and delivery of methamphetamine and cannabis in the eastern region of the Bay of Plenty.
Acting commander of the eastern bay of abundance Area, informed the high sergeant Richard Miller the media today.
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Search orders were carried out this morning in buildings in Kawerau, Whakatāne and Te Teko.
The seven face a number of charges, including possession for supply and delivery, methamphetamine and cannabis, as well as firearm-related crimes.
They will appear in the court of Whakatāne this afternoon.
Together with methamphetamine and cannabis, 26 firearms and more than $ 21,000 were seized in cash.
Three stolen Toyota Hilux aircraft were recovered at an address in Kawerau, along with a number of electrical tools.
A stolen Toyota Hilux Surf and trailer have been restored to a different address.
Operation Notus, launched in October 2017, revealed the involvement of Kawerau Mongrel Mob in the commercial distribution of meth and cannabis to the community.
As a result of the investigation, 48 people were arrested and almost $ 3 million in assets frozen in March 2018.
The acting commander of the Eastern Bay of Abundance Area, senior sergeant Richard Miller, said: "This was a major disruption to organized crime and methamphetamine provision in EBOP."