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Man stopped at airport with $1.5m of meth in neck pillows

Wednesday, 20 January 2016, 12:18 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 49-year-old man was arrested by Customs this morning at Wellington airport after he was found to be carrying approximately 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine. The man had travelled from Hong Kong via Sydney and was profiled, questioned, and his baggage ... More >>

$9 million worth of ‘P’ off Wellington streets

Friday, 18 December 2015, 12:00 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

New Zealand Customs and Wellington Police have stopped a haul of methamphetamine worth around $9 million from reaching its destination and causing harm to New Zealand communities. More >>

Customs crackdown nabs drug syndicate

Thursday, 17 December 2015, 12:11 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs crackdown nabs drug syndicate A 22-year-old Hamilton man has been sentenced to two years and seven months’ imprisonment for importing and possessing drugs. This is Customs’ eighth conviction under Operation Ruckus, which dismantled a drug ... More >>

Plans to make trans-Tasman border clearance easier

Friday, 6 November 2015, 11:23 am | New Zealand Customs Service

New Zealand Customs and Australian Border Force signed a Statement of Intent in Canberra today to support supply chain security and make trade easier between the two countries. More >>

Man arrested after Customs and Police drug bust

Friday, 16 October 2015, 9:21 am | New Zealand Customs Service

A 21-year-old man has been arrested by Customs and charged with the importation and possession for supply of a class B controlled drug, after 14.6 kilos of ephedrine, used to manufacture ‘P’, was stopped at the border. An investigation was launched ... More >>

Customs arrest Christchurch man for importing drugs

Friday, 2 October 2015, 4:09 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 43-year-old Christchurch man has been arrested by Customs today, and charged with 15 drug related offences. More >>

Ephedrine importers receive total 28 years imprisonment

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 4:55 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

The sentencing of a 35-year-old man in the Auckland District Court is the conclusion of Operation Mohawk that has resulted in four offenders responsible for importing almost 65 kgs of ephedrine receiving total prison terms of 28 years and forfeiting ... More >>

Couple’s cannabis operation goes up in smoke

Tuesday, 8 September 2015, 4:21 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A Gisborne couple aged between 38 and 48 years have been arrested for importing cannabis seeds and running dual cannabis-growing operations in their homes. More >>

Objectionable material in luggage lands traveller in jail

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 1:23 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 56-year-old Australian man who arrived at Auckland Airport carrying objectionable images will spend two years and five months in jail. He will be deported upon serving this time. More >>

Joint forces stop $80 million methamphetamine

Monday, 10 August 2015, 4:17 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A joint operation between New Zealand Customs, Fiji Police Force, Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority and Australian Federal Police has stopped approximately 80 kilograms of methamphetamine from reaching its final destination. More >>

Award-winning initiative for departing passengers

Thursday, 23 July 2015, 2:49 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs and the Aviation Security Service (Avsec) have received the State Services Award for Excellence in Achieving Collective Impact, in recognition of their collaboration with Auckland International Airport to streamline the process for departing passengers. ... More >>

Customs stops record $246 million meth in six months

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 12:21 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs has stopped up to $246 million of methamphetamine from reaching New Zealand streets in six months. Another $7.5 million destined for here was also seized in Hong Kong. More >>

Truckload of illegal drugs destroyed

Friday, 26 June 2015, 10:05 am | New Zealand Customs Service

Four hundred kilograms of illegal drugs estimated to be worth around fifty million dollars have been destroyed in a Customs drug disposal operation, marking International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The truckload of drugs destroyed ... More >>

Four drug couriers arrested at Auckland Airport

Monday, 22 June 2015, 4:30 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Four drug couriers posing as tourists have appeared in the Manukau District Court this afternoon, charged with importing and possessing around 11 kilograms of methamphetamine. Customs stopped the individuals on arrival at Auckland International Airport yesterday, ... More >>

Tourists face long stay in New Zealand jail

Monday, 25 May 2015, 4:14 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Four Asian tourists are facing life-imprisonment after being caught allegedly trying to smuggle over 12 kilograms of methamphetamine with a street value of around $12 million into the country on Saturday. Two males and two females, in their early to ... More >>

Pensioner jailed for child sexual abuse images

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 4:31 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 66-year-old Auckland man caught trading and possessing over 25,000 images and videos of child sexual abuse was sentenced to two years and five months’ imprisonment today. Geoffrey Paul Healy was convicted of 48 ‘sample’ charges of importing ... More >>

Canadian teenager jailed for importing P

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 12:31 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 19-year old Canadian woman has been jailed for nine years for importing almost $2 million worth of methamphetamine or ‘P’ labelled as “vitamins and supplements”. Kionie Downing was sentenced in the Auckland District Court for importing and possessing ... More >>

New detector dog capability planned for Fiji

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 3:58 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

New Zealand Customs and Police and Fijian authorities have started a programme to set up a detector dog unit in Fiji. More >>

Man jailed for child sexual abuse images

Friday, 13 February 2015, 3:57 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 54-year-old Wellington man, Peter John Wrigley, will spend six years and six months in jail for trading and possessing child sexual abuse images and indecent assault. He had over 124,000 images and videos on file, and had produced several images himself. ... More >>

Fakes fail at the border

Thursday, 8 January 2015, 5:42 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs made over 400 interceptions of counterfeit goods last year, totalling over 43,000 branded items. The most common fakes were branded sports clothes and caps, clothing, smartphones and accessories, footwear and toys from children’s films. More >>

 

 

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