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Operation Casper Waikato Costs & Duration

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From: Daniel Castro

Dear New Zealand Police,

At the termination of Operation Casper in the Waikato region, an investigation into the online sale of edibles, I would like to know the total costs incurred from that operation, from the cost of research, investigating and manpower, to the cost of conducting the raid and any overheads/additional costs along with that. I would also like to know the total duration of this investigation, preferably in the number of days from inception to termination.

Yours faithfully,

Daniel Castro

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New Zealand Police

Good Morning Daniel,
I refer to your request for information made under the Official
Information Act 1982 
You have asked for:
At the termination of Operation Casper in the Waikato region, an
investigation into the online sale of edibles, I would like to know the
total costs incurred from that operation, from the cost of research,
investigating and manpower, to the cost of conducting the raid and any
overheads/additional costs along with that.  I would also like to know the
total duration of this investigation, preferably in the number of days
from inception to termination.
I have considered your request under the OIA 1982 and I can advise you of
the following;

* I acknowledge the receipt of your request and also that it is nearing
the 20 working days for the response expiring next week on the 8th
July.
* Pursuant to Section 15A (1)(b) Official Information Act 1982 I need to
make an extension to the time frame as consultations are required with
senior crime managers for this information.
* I will extend the time for your response by another 10 working days
which will expire on the 22nd July and will respond back to you within
this time frame.

You have the right to ask the Ombudsman to review my decision if you are
not satisfied with Police’s response to your request.
Kind regards 
Kane Hunia
Sergeant
Waikato Information Requests Team

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New Zealand Police

Good Morning Daniel,
I refer to your request for information made under the Official
Information Act 1982 
You have asked for:
At the termination of Operation Casper in the Waikato region, an
investigation into the online sale of edibles, I would like to know the
total costs incurred from that operation, from the cost of research,
investigating and manpower, to the cost of conducting the raid and any
overheads/additional costs along with that.  I would also like to know the
total duration of this investigation, preferably in the number of days
from inception to termination.
I appreciate your patience and have considered your request under the OIA
1982 and I can advise you of the following;

* I have received a response from the Detective Senior Sergeant in
charge of Op Casper who has advised;
* "this information as a result of crime stoppers and an investigation
through Facebook, approx 6 hours working the information up into a
search warrant. The action by police was bought on by reported COVID
19 breaches identified by members of the public given the dealer was
selling during level 4 lockdown".
* I cannot offer any more detail in regards to this Operation.

You have the right to ask the Ombudsman to review my decision if you are
not satisfied with Police’s response to your request.
Kind regards 
Kane Hunia
Sergeant
Waikato Information Requests Team

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WARNING

The information contained in this email message is intended for the
addressee only and may contain privileged information. It may also be
subject to the provisions of section 50 of the Policing Act 2008, which
creates an offence to have unlawful possession of Police property. If you
are not the intended recipient of this message or have received this
message in error, you must not peruse, use, distribute or copy this
message or any of its contents.

Also note, the views expressed in this message may not necessarily reflect
those of the New Zealand Police. If you have received this message in
error, please email or telephone the sender immediately

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