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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 >>

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 >>

 

 

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