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Passenger Jailed For Carrying Child Sexual Abuse Material

Friday, 6 May 2022, 5:01 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 42-year-old man was today sentenced in the Auckland District Court to two years and five months’ imprisonment for knowingly importing objectionable publications depicting the sexual abuse of children. He was also registered on the Child Sex Offender ... More >>

New Zealand Traveller Declaration Open For All Travellers

Tuesday, 29 March 2022, 3:51 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

From 11:59pm 31 March 2022, everyone travelling to New Zealand by air is required to complete and submit a New Zealand Traveller Declaration. The New Zealand Traveller Declaration system requires travellers to upload their recent travel history and ... More >>

Record Breaking Cocaine Seizure In Shipment

Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 11:17 am | New Zealand Customs Service

New Zealand Customs has seized more than 700 kilograms of cocaine that was being smuggled in a shipping container. This breaks its record border seizure of 613 kilograms of methamphetamine that was intercepted in Auckland two weeks earlier. Using intelligence ... More >>

New Zealand And The Netherlands Welcome New Information Sharing Agreement

Friday, 11 March 2022, 9:07 am | New Zealand Customs Service

New Zealand and the Netherlands welcome the Agreement between New Zealand and the Kingdom of the Netherlands on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Customs Matters Agreement (CMAA) that was signed on Thursday March 10 in Wellington. The CMAA will ... More >>

New Zealand Traveller Declaration

Friday, 4 February 2022, 3:23 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

From next week, Customs will be piloting a new online traveller declaration system, which will collect and assess travellers’ COVID-19 health-related information. The New Zealand Traveller Declaration system requires travellers to upload this information ... More >>

Overseas Partnerships Acknowledged On International Customs Day

Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 2:27 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

This International Customs Day (January 26), the New Zealand Customs Service acknowledges the success of its overseas relationships, which is preventing significant quantities of illicit drugs from reaching our shores. To the end of December 2021, Customs has ... More >>

Auckland Woman Sentenced For Tobacco Smuggling

Thursday, 20 January 2022, 12:29 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Auckland woman Hua Yi Zhu was sentenced at the Auckland District Court today to three years for defrauding Customs of tobacco revenue. Zhu, 50, was sentenced for her role in smuggling 19,419,400 cigarettes and revenue fraud of more than $18.7m ... More >>

Customs Warns Of Scam Text Messages In Circulation

Monday, 15 November 2021, 3:55 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs is warning New Zealanders of a text message scam that is currently circulating, urging them not to fall prey. There are variations of text messages asking receivers to pay Customs charges for parcels coming into New Zealand, with a link included. ... More >>

Hamilton Man Jailed For Online Sexual Child Exploitation

Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 2:55 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 58-year-old man was today sentenced in the Hamilton District Court to seven years and three months’ imprisonment for sharing child sexual exploitation material online. He was also registered on the Child Sex Offender Register. The man, a Company Director ... More >>

Arrangements In Place For Fishing Vessel Viking Bay To Dock In Wellington

Monday, 12 July 2021, 8:32 am | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs has today confirmed that the required plans are in place for the return of the fishing vessel Viking Bay to New Zealand in a safe and coordinated way. The vessel, which is carrying 20 people on board, including two crew members that tested ... More >>

Customs Drives Work On COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery For APEC Economies

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 1:32 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

The New Zealand Customs Service (Customs) has led work to deliver a set of Best Practice Guidelines (the Guidelines) to support the roll out of COVID-19 vaccines in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) region. At the APEC Ministers Responsible ... More >>

Romanian Nationals Jailed For Card Skimming

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 3:24 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Two Romanian nationals were sentenced in Auckland’s District Court today for importing and possessing card skimming equipment. The equipment was used to obtain credit card details of more than 122 New Zealanders, and to steal approximately $75,380 from ... More >>

Customs Arrests Malaysian Tobacco Smuggling Syndicate

Monday, 14 September 2020, 3:45 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Three Malaysian nationals are scheduled to appear in the Auckland District Court this afternoon after Customs arrested them this morning for trying to smuggle millions of cigarettes into New Zealand. The men, all aged in their thirties, face joint charges ... More >>

Customs Arrests Auckland Man For Attempting To Smuggle 2.2 Million Cigarettes

Wednesday, 29 July 2020, 5:14 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 30-year-old Malaysian national was scheduled to appear in the Auckland District Court this afternoon, after Customs arrested him today for attempting to smuggle 2.2 million cigarettes and evade $2.72 million in duty and GST. This is Customs’ ... More >>

Man Jailed For Uploading Child Sexual Exploitation Publications

Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 5:11 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 33-year-old man was sentenced to three years and four months’ jail in the Nelson District Court today for exporting – more commonly known as uploading – and possessing child sexual exploitation images and videos. He was also convicted for failing to ... More >>

Arrest For Tobacco Smuggling; Customs Welcomes Sentencing For Largest-Ever Tobacco Fraud Case

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 5:19 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 29-year-old Auckland businessman has appeared in the Auckland District Court today after Customs arrested him in relation to tobacco smuggling. He faces multiple charges under the Customs & Excise Act and the Crimes Act, and more charges are likely. ... More >>

Customs Arrests Two New Zealanders Trying To Smuggle 20kgs Of Methamphetamine

Friday, 8 May 2020, 4:06 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs has arrested two New Zealand nationals in relation to 20 kilograms of methamphetamine that was located in a black carry-on suitcase at Auckland Airport on Thursday (7 May 2020). A 26-year-old person of interest was risk-profiled by Customs after he ... More >>

Chinese National Arrested For Importing Multiple Drug Packages

Monday, 9 March 2020, 3:22 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 27-year-old Chinese national has appeared in the Manukau District Court today, after he was linked to the importation of at least 17 packages, which in total contained around 46 kilograms of MDMA (also known as ecstasy), six kilograms of ephedrine, ... More >>

Romanian nationals arrested for card skimming gear

Friday, 24 January 2020, 4:05 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Last night Customs officers arrested two Romanian nationals in downtown Auckland for importing card skimming equipment. The two, aged 30 and 35, arrived in New Zealand in November last year. It is alleged that after their arrival to the country, both ... More >>

Man arrested at airport for child sexual abuse images

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 5:15 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 40-year-old man has appeared in the Manukau District Court this afternoon, after Customs investigators at Auckland Airport found child sexual abuse images and videos on his phone last night. He faces representative charges for importing and possessing ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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