This massive raid against the Racing industry smells bad and you always know when a case smells bad with the cops in NZ because they don’t have their story straight when it comes to arrest time. You see it whenever they shoot or chase someone to death, you saw it with the Red Devils case, you saw it with the failed Urewera Terror case.
My guess is Police stumbled upon meth use by Jockeys, flexed their mass surveillance powers and amassed texts & emails Police will claim equate to conspiracy and were forced to try and make a case of this because it was costing an arm and a leg.
This whole thing reeks of an expensive fishing expedition.
I barely trust the NZ Police to respond to an event in real time without making the situation worse, I have zero faith in our knuckle dragging alpha male cops having the basic emotional IQ to surveil people in real time and make nuanced decisions about the human condition on that surveillance.