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Brazilian tourist behind bars for cocaine smuggling

Friday, 11 July 2014, 5:07 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 20-year-old Brazilian tourist will not see much of New Zealand, after being sentenced to five years’ imprisonment in the Manukau District Court today for trying to smuggle around $656,000 of cocaine into the country. He will be deported after serving jail ... More >>

Gap year student sentenced to home detention

Friday, 27 June 2014, 5:09 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 19-year-old man was sentenced in the Hamilton District Court today to 12 months’ home detention and 200 hours community service for importing almost 2.5 kilograms of class C drugs. More >>

Auckland man sentenced for child sexual abuse images

Friday, 27 June 2014, 12:52 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 42-year-old Auckland man was sentenced to 10 months’ home detention and denied name suppression in the Auckland District Court yesterday, for sending and possessing electronic images and movies depicting child sexual abuse. He is appealing the suppression. More >>

Drug swallower arrested for importing $1.2 million of heroin

Thursday, 26 June 2014, 4:12 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A South African woman has been arrested and charged in relation to the importation of approximately 1.2 kilos of the class A drug heroin, with a street value of $1.2 million. The woman arrived in Christchurch on 15 June and was questioned by Customs ... More >>

US drug mule jailed for six years

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 5:30 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 28-year-old United States national was sentenced to six years’ imprisonment in the Manukau District Court today, for trying to smuggle four kilograms of methamphetamine into New Zealand. More >>

New Zealand’s leading exporter adopts Trade Single Window

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 1:34 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

New Zealand dairy co-operative Fonterra has signed up for the Trade Single Window, New Zealand’s new electronic border for trade. Customs Deputy Comptroller Transformation and Technology, Robert Lake, says this is a major milestone in the roll out of the ... More >>

Silver Fern Farms joins Secure Export Scheme

Friday, 9 May 2014, 4:11 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs and Silver Fern Farms have signed a partnership under the NZ Customs Secure Export Scheme (SES), endorsing the exporter’s supply chain security standards. Customs and Silver Fern Farms executives met at the Silver Fern Farms head office ... More >>

Settlement for outstanding duty reached

Friday, 2 May 2014, 1:08 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

The New Zealand Customs Service and Terminals (N.Z.) Limited have reached an agreement over the payment of additional duty on butane blended petrol. The settlement follows the Supreme Court ruling last year that the process of blending butane with petrol ... More >>

Collaboration stops drugs from crossing borders

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 4:03 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Collaboration between Hong Kong and New Zealand Customs has stopped millions of dollars worth of drugs coming into New Zealand this year, with a number of seizures and arrests in both countries. More >>

Young man sentenced for importing objectionable material

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 4:46 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A foreign national has been sentenced in the Manukau District Court today, following his arrest at Auckland International Airport for importing objectionable material. More >>

Jail instead of Uni

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 4:44 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

20-year-old student Benjamen Belmont will be spending several semesters behind bars after he was sentenced to 4 years and 10 months’ imprisonment for the importation and possession for supply of class A and B drugs in Palmerston North District Court ... More >>

Drugs in baby grand pianos

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 4:33 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Two Chinese student flatmates have been sentenced to three years and four months’ imprisonment for their roles in importing Contac NT hidden inside miniature grand pianos. More >>

High tech fight at the border

Thursday, 13 February 2014, 1:43 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs says that advances in technology have made it easier for offenders to find, store, and share objectionable material such as child sexual abuse images. Customs Manager Border Operations, Shane Panettiere says that Customs is responding to this ... More >>

Customs warns drug couriers after $7.8m meth arrest

Monday, 20 January 2014, 3:58 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Two foreign nationals appeared in court today after Customs intercepted methamphetamine or ‘P’, totalling around 7.8kg, in separate incidents at Auckland Airport over the weekend. A 28 year old United States national, who arrived from Los Angeles on ... More >>

Flying high: Cocaine in neck pillow leads to two arrests

Wednesday, 15 January 2014, 11:51 am | New Zealand Customs Service

Flying high: Cocaine in neck pillow leads to two arrests Two men appeared in court today in connection to around one kilogram of cocaine found by Customs inside a neck pillow, and internally concealed by a passenger, at Auckland Airport on Sunday morning ... More >>

US senior citizen charged for importing methamphetamine

Wednesday, 8 January 2014, 4:08 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 72 year old United States citizen appeared in the Manukau District Court today for importing approximately 6.2kg of methamphetamine or ‘P’ with a street value of $3 - $6 million into the country late last year. He remains in custody until the ... More >>

Man jailed for importing and supplying methamphetamine

Friday, 13 December 2013, 2:55 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 23 year old man was sentenced today in the Palmerston North District Court to 2 years and 4 months in prison for importation and supply of methamphetamine. Dylan Richardson pleaded guilty to charges relating to importation and possession for supply ... More >>

Customs welcomes Court decision on blended petrol

Friday, 6 December 2013, 4:31 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

The New Zealand Customs Service today welcomed the judgment by the Supreme Court that duty is payable on butane blended with petrol. The case involved Gull/Terminals NZ. More >>

Jail term for drug trafficker

Friday, 29 November 2013, 3:46 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 38 year-old Singaporean drug trafficker was sentenced to four years and one month in prison today in Manukau District Court for importing nearly 50 grams of methamphetamine with a street value of between $30,000 and $50,000. More >>

Man arrested for importing credit card details

Friday, 29 November 2013, 3:15 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

An Auckland man is before the courts facing 59 charges relating to the importation and fraudulent use of credit card details. More >>

 

 

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