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Man jailed for 15 years for smuggling $176 million meth

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 1:31 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 20-year-old Hong Kong man was sentenced to 15 years and 5 months’ imprisonment in the Auckland District Court today for importing 176 kilograms of methamphetamine, with a street value of around $176 million, which Customs seized from shipping containers ... More >>

Trio arrested at Christchurch airport for smuggling MDMA

Friday, 7 April 2017, 4:54 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs has arrested and charged three foreign nationals after locating 5 kilograms of MDMA, worth $2.1 million, hidden in the lining of their luggage. They appeared in the Christchurch District Court today. More >>

Couple in custody for multiple meth packages

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 4:50 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A young Vietnamese couple appeared in the Auckland District Court today, facing multiple charges after Customs connected them to methamphetamine packages sent from Canada. Both remain in custody and are due to reappear in court on 2 May. More >>

Brazilian passenger arrested for $3.2 million cocaine

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 11:51 am | New Zealand Customs Service

A Brazilian woman is spending her 29th birthday in New Zealand prison today, after Customs arrested her at Auckland Airport on Sunday for 4.6 kilograms cocaine smuggled in her luggage. She is due to appear in the Manukau District Court on Friday (7 April). More >>

Coin seals patrol vessel’s good fortune

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 10:00 am | New Zealand Customs Service

22 March 2017 Coin seals patrol vessel’s good fortune A traditional coin ceremony held with Q-West boat builders in Wanganui yesterday put Customs’ official seal on the powerhouse of its new patrol vessel Hawk V. Deputy Comptroller Operations, ... More >>

Customs stops 1.2 tonnes of methamphetamine

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 11:48 am | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs’ statistics show just over 413 kilograms of methamphetamine and almost 1.1 tonnes of its precursors, with a potential meth yield of up to 809 kilograms, were seized at our border in 2016. This adds up to $1.2 billion worth of meth that ... More >>

Tobacco fraudster jailed

Monday, 27 February 2017, 3:37 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Company Director, Amar Raouf Shakib, was today sentenced in the Auckland District Court to three years, four months’ jail after being found guilty on 43 fraud charges, including forgery, conspiracy, defrauding the revenue of Customs and false accounting. More >>

Customs cracks down on child exploitation

Friday, 17 February 2017, 11:40 am | New Zealand Customs Service

17 February 2017 Customs cracks down on child exploitation Customs’ crackdown on child exploitation has resulted in four separate arrests of passengers carrying objectionable images and New Zealanders caught online. On Friday 13 January, Customs profiling ... More >>

Team established to pinpoint border risk

Monday, 5 December 2016, 10:57 am | New Zealand Customs Service

New intelligence tools will help Customs catch more methamphetamine smugglers and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) keep biosecurity pests offshore. More >>

Customs seizes $176 million of meth from shipping containers

Friday, 28 October 2016, 1:08 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 20-year-old Hong Kong national appeared in the Auckland District Court this morning on a charge relating to his role in attempting to smuggle an estimated 176 kilograms of methamphetamine, with a potential street value of $176 million, into New Zealand. More >>

Man jailed for importing precursors for $8M worth of ‘P’

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 12:28 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 32-year-old man was sentenced to 5 years’ imprisonment in the Auckland District Court yesterday for importing over 12 kilograms of pseudoephedrine and ephedrine, precursors to manufacture ‘P’. More >>

Latvian traveller jailed for smuggling P in baby carriers

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 5:16 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 20-year-old Latvian man was sentenced today to six years’ imprisonment for importing and possessing methamphetamine or ‘P’ in his suitcase. More >>

Visitor jailed for $1.9 million precursor packages

Thursday, 8 September 2016, 5:02 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 31-year-old Chinese man has been sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment for attempting to import multiple packages of ephedrine - a precursor to methamphetamine - hidden in hand warmers, ashtrays and belts. More >>

Taiwanese man jailed for ‘P’-lined suitcases

Tuesday, 16 August 2016, 3:31 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Taiwanese man jailed for ‘P’-lined suitcases A 21-year-old Taiwanese drug courier has been sentenced to 11 years 6 months’ imprisonment for his role in attempting to smuggle methamphetamine or ‘P’ with a street value of approximately $9.5 million ... More >>

Woman jailed for $1 million ‘P’ in pork cans

Monday, 8 August 2016, 4:54 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A Hong Kong woman was today sentenced to nine years and three months’ imprisonment for smuggling $1 million worth of methamphetamine or ‘P’ mailed to her in pork cans. More >>

HK man arrested for $20 million meth in spatula sets

Tuesday, 2 August 2016, 12:53 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs arrested a Hong Kong national last night in relation to a pallet of spatula sets that contained methamphetamine or ‘P’ with an estimated street value of up to $20 million. He appeared in the Auckland District Court this morning. More >>

Two women arrested for smuggling $7 million methamphetamine

Friday, 22 July 2016, 4:35 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Two women have been arrested in Hamilton and Invercargill for attempting to smuggle multiple packages of methamphetamine or ‘P’ with a potential street value of up to $7 million. More >>

Australia and NZ sign arrangement to streamline trade

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 12:31 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Trusted Trans-Tasman exporters will be rewarded with fast-tracked customs processing at Australian and New Zealand borders under a new arrangement between the two countries. The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection and New Zealand Customs ... More >>

Half tonne of drugs now worthless

Friday, 15 July 2016, 4:33 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs has made hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of drugs undesirable, worthless, and irretrievable after a planned destruction this week. The destroyed haul included 843 packages that filled 25 rubbish bags and seven boxes, weighing ... More >>

Man jailed for 6 years 10 months for importing meth

Friday, 15 July 2016, 1:39 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Man jailed for 6 years 10 months for importing meth in neck pillows An Australian man living in New Zealand was sentenced to 6 years and 10 months’ imprisonment today in the Wellington District Court for importing 1.46 kilograms of methamphetamine. ... More >>

 

 

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