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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 >>

Handbags hiding $30 million ‘P’ don’t gel with Customs

Friday, 8 July 2016, 4:05 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs has seized a shipment of 4000 handbags hiding 30 kilograms of methamphetamine or ‘P’ inside small silica gel sachets, worth an estimated street value of $30 million. Customs didn’t like the look of this shipment that arrived by air freight ... More >>

Kiwi man arrested for $2 million meth in trolley bag

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 4:48 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Joint effort by trans-Tasman authorities has resulted in the arrest of a 60-year-old man at Auckland International Airport on Sunday night, after 2kg of methamphetamine or ‘P’ with a street value of around NZ $2million was found in his luggage. The ... More >>

Oamaru man arrested for importing ‘P’

Monday, 23 May 2016, 4:15 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Oamaru man arrested for importing ‘P’ A 22-year-old Oamaru man has been arrested and charged with drug offences after Customs stopped a package containing 102 grams of methamphetamine. A joint investigation by Customs and Police was launched after ... More >>

$20 million meth seizure at Auckland Airport

Friday, 13 May 2016, 2:44 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

$20 million meth seizure at Auckland Airport Customs has arrested two Czech Republic nationals at Auckland Airport for attempting to smuggle about 20 kilograms of methamphetamine or ‘P’ with an estimated street value of around $20 million. This is the largest ... More >>

Customs destroys half tonne of illicit drugs

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 2:12 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs has destroyed almost half a tonne of illicit drugs, including around $4 million worth of methamphetamine and 221 kg of precursors that could have produced up to 62 kg of methamphetamine with a street value of up to $62 million. The total ... More >>

Passenger arrested for $1.5 million meth in baby carriers

Monday, 14 March 2016, 4:54 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 20-year-old Latvian man has appeared in the Manukau District Court this afternoon, charged with importing approximately 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine or ‘P’ found hidden in his luggage. More >>

Public confidence in Customs high

Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 1:43 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Public confidence in Customs high New Zealand Customs has been rated highly by the public in the inaugural Colmar Brunton Public Sector Reputation Index. The Index identified Customs as outperforming other agencies on the trust pillar – particularly ... More >>

Man Jailed for Child Sexual Abuse Publications

Friday, 19 February 2016, 3:54 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Man Jailed for Child Sexual Abuse Publications A 40-year-old Waikato man was today sentenced in the Hamilton District Court to three years and two months’ imprisonment for exporting, importing, possessing and distributing over 900 child sexual abuse ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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