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Customs cracks down on tobacco smuggling

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 4:52 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs is warning travellers against carrying undeclared tobacco on behalf of others, after a series of search warrants were executed in Auckland today, and a mother and her adult son arrested. New Zealand Customs Service commenced an investigation earlier ... More >>

Two NZers jailed for child sexual exploitation material

Monday, 30 September 2019, 8:26 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 51-year-old man was sentenced to two years and five months in jail by the Hamilton District Court this afternoon, for importing and possessing child sexual exploitation publications. More >>

Puffer jackets packed with cocaine

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 1:53 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A United States woman has appeared in the Christchurch District Court today charged with importation and possession of a Class A controlled drug. More >>

Almost 17 million import and export transactions processed

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 2:38 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

In the year to 30 June 2019, Customs processed 16.7 million import and export transactions – up over 4% on the previous 12-month period. More >>

Customs’ biggest methamphetamine seizure

Friday, 6 September 2019, 12:09 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs has seized an estimated 469 kilograms of methamphetamine hidden inside a shipment of electric motors, and arrested three men in connection with the drugs. This is Customs’ largest ever methamphetamine seizure at the border. More >>

Auckland man arrested for smuggling 483,600 cigarettes

Friday, 2 August 2019, 3:39 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 40-year-old Auckland businessman has been arrested and charged with defrauding Customs revenue by smuggling undeclared cigarettes into the country. He appeared in the Auckland District Court yesterday afternoon (Thursday 1 August), further charges ... More >>

Review of goods clearance fees

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 3:05 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Acting Comptroller of Customs Bill Perry says a review of Customs fees for clearing imported and exported goods is long overdue. “Customs last reviewed its fees in 2006 and since then, the type and volume of goods crossing the border has changed ... More >>

Customs seizes 100kgs methamphetamine and arrests two men

Friday, 26 July 2019, 4:19 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Two Australian men in their mid-twenties are scheduled to appear in the Auckland District Court today charged with importing and possessing between 70 and 100 kilograms of methamphetamine, hidden inside plastic storage pallets. Based on the New Zealand ... More >>

Travelling child sex offender jailed

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 3:21 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 33-year-old Auckland man has been sentenced to six and a half years’ imprisonment for crimes relating to child sexual exploitation images and videos, including production. He was sentenced in the Waitakere District Court yesterday (10 July 2019). More >>

Two men arrested in Tauranga for 25kgs of ephedrine

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 6:52 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Two men appeared in the Tauranga District Court today after being arrested for the importation and possession of 25 kilograms of ephedrine, a precursor to methamphetamine. More >>

Hamilton man arrested for child sexual abuse publications

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 8:59 am | New Zealand Customs Service

A 51-year-old Hamilton man, who returned from an overseas holiday last week, has been arrested and charged with importing child sexual abuse publications. He appeared in the Hamilton District Court last Friday afternoon (28 June), and further charges ... More >>

Customs arrests passengers after 22kgs of drugs found

Monday, 6 May 2019, 3:15 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Four individuals are appearing in the Manukau District Court today after Customs officers discovered a total of around 22 kilograms of cocaine and methamphetamine in their suitcases, in two separate incidents at Auckland Airport yesterday. More >>

Customs arrests two men for child exploitation material

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 10:37 am | New Zealand Customs Service

In the past week, Customs has arrested two men in relation to child sexual abuse images. A 44-year-old New Zealand man appeared in the Nelson District Court on Monday, after a Customs investigation linked him to the online trading of child sexual abuse ... More >>

New instant fines for minor offences

Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 4:14 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

From 1 April 2019, individuals and businesses will be subject to a new range of instant fines if they are found breaching Customs requirements. More >>

Customs seizes 110 kgs of methamphetamine and handguns

Monday, 25 February 2019, 11:50 am | New Zealand Customs Service

Two men are scheduled to appear in the Auckland District Court this afternoon after attempting to smuggle 110 kilograms of methamphetamine and two handguns into New Zealand inside golf cart batteries. More >>

Customs arrangement with Hong Kong to benefit NZ trade

Monday, 25 February 2019, 10:48 am | New Zealand Customs Service

The formal implementation of a Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) between New Zealand and Hong Kong will bring significant benefits to New Zealand exporters, Bill Perry, Acting Comptroller of Customs said today. More >>

eGates open to travellers from Singapore

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Travellers from Singapore can use the Customs eGates from today. Acting Deputy Comptroller of Customs, Murray Young, said expanding eGates to more nationalities helps manage the increasing number of travellers arriving in and departing from New Zealand. “Customs ... More >>

Brazilian drug trafficker sentenced to 6 years 3 months

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 9:41 am | New Zealand Customs Service

A Brazilian woman who tried to smuggle almost one kilo of cocaine into New Zealand was sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in prison yesterday afternoon. Twenty-three year-old Pamela Nascimento was stopped and questioned by Customs following her arrival ... More >>

1.8 million smuggled cigarettes seized

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 10:48 am | New Zealand Customs Service

A Customs investigation has resulted in the seizure of around 1.8 million smuggled cigarettes and cash estimated to be over $2 million. As a result of this investigation, the NZ Police have also restrained multiple properties, luxury cars and bank accounts. More >>

Customs improves the cruise ship passenger arrival

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 10:24 am | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs has removed enroute processing and reduced the arrival processing time for cruise ship passengers travelling from Australia to New Zealand on a New Zealand, Australian or visa-waiver eligible passport. More >>

 

 

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