The Millbrook Resort near Arrowtown has a giant safety presence. Photo/NZME
The Herald understands US spies are gathering in Queenstown for a secret assembly of the worldwide intelligence community Five Eyes.
Representatives from the Five Eyes alliance, which incorporates intelligence companies from New Zealand, Australia, the US, Canada and the UK, have been flying secretly to the mountain resort metropolis for the last few days.
It is understood that FBI brokers had been on the scene for plenty of days.
Today, plainclothes Diplomatic Protection Service (DPS) officers and armed undercover police had been seen in unmarked cars on the five-star luxurious resort of Millbrook near Arrowtown on the outskirts of Queenstown.
The minister accountable for NZSIS and GCSB, Andrew Little, confirmed the assembly, following an investigation by the Herald proper this second.
“As the public expected, New Zealand’s national security and intelligence officers met with their Five Eyes counterparts as part of their regular engagement. There is currently some engagement at the official New Zealand level,” Little said.
“It is not in New Zealand’s national security interest or our partners’ security interests to provide further details at this time.”
Today, this widespread resort is full of golfers who barely uncover the excessive stage of safety spherical them.
The Herald understands cops from all through the South Island to help current safety all through conferences.
However, a police spokesman said: “Of course, New Zealand Police do not comment on safety or operational matters.”
A spokesman for the US embassy in Wellington said: “Since the border opened in May, we have had a steady stream of US government officials visiting Aotearoa as part of normal business in our strong partnership with New Zealand. For details, we will recommend you to the New Zealand government as a host.”
This isn’t the main time the Five Eyes have met in Queenstown.
In 2017, then FBI Director James Comey was seen from a Gulfstream G550 jet flying direct from Hawaii to Queenstown.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo moreover arrived with a CIA-registered Gulfstream GIV, beforehand seen at Wellington airport.
Under heavy safety, the Americans had been escorted by police to Millbrook, the place the assembly is believed to have been held.
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