Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed she signed off on millions of dollars to fund a meth rehab programme run by the Mongrel Mob.
Nearly $3 million in funding seized from gangs and criminals by police is being used to fund the Mongrel Mob’s Kahukura drug and trauma rehabilitation scheme, Hawke’s Bay Today newspaper revealed on Monday.
They must be laughing all the way to the bank. They make millions importing and selling drugs and then get extra millions from the Government to treat the addicts they themselves created.
But Ardern says the scheme is based on a programme that was run back in 2010 as part of the previous National-led Government’s Meth Action Plan.
“It is very much focussed on trying to address meth addiction and the crime that often results from meth addiction,” Ardern said.
“It is not new and it would be a shame to see a political party who once supported addressing meth addiction and crime-related meth addiction stepping away from that, as appears to now be the case.”
No one is against meth addiction programmes. We’re just against giving the Mongrel Mob millions of dollars to run one, when they are the ones who import and sell the very drugs that addict people.