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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 >>

Customs reminds travellers to declare cash

Friday, 20 December 2019, 2:41 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs is reminding everyone travelling internationally these holidays to declare if they are carrying more than NZ$10,000 or its foreign equivalent, to ensure they aren’t unintentionally left out of pocket. More >>

Decisions on review of goods clearance fees

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 1:35 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Acting Comptroller of Customs Bill Perry says changes to Customs fees for clearing imported and exported goods will come into effect on 1 June 2020. More >>

Two Fijians arrested in Tauranga for methamphetamine

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 11:04 am | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs has arrested two Fijian nationals, who arrived in Tauranga on a commercial vessel earlier this week, after locating at least 34 kilograms of methamphetamine on board. More >>

Dunedin fraudster arrested and $6m assets restrained

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 4:44 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 43-year-old New Zealand businessman has appeared in the Dunedin District Court today, following his arrest for using altered invoices to undervalue imported heavy machinery and evading at least $1.4 million in GST payments at the border. The man ... More >>

Customs cracks down on tobacco smuggling

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 4:52 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs is warning travellers against carrying undeclared tobacco on behalf of others, after a series of search warrants were executed in Auckland today, and a mother and her adult son arrested. New Zealand Customs Service commenced an investigation earlier ... More >>

Two NZers jailed for child sexual exploitation material

Monday, 30 September 2019, 8:26 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 51-year-old man was sentenced to two years and five months in jail by the Hamilton District Court this afternoon, for importing and possessing child sexual exploitation publications. More >>

Puffer jackets packed with cocaine

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 1:53 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A United States woman has appeared in the Christchurch District Court today charged with importation and possession of a Class A controlled drug. More >>

Almost 17 million import and export transactions processed

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 2:38 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

In the year to 30 June 2019, Customs processed 16.7 million import and export transactions – up over 4% on the previous 12-month period. More >>

Customs’ biggest methamphetamine seizure

Friday, 6 September 2019, 12:09 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs has seized an estimated 469 kilograms of methamphetamine hidden inside a shipment of electric motors, and arrested three men in connection with the drugs. This is Customs’ largest ever methamphetamine seizure at the border. More >>

Auckland man arrested for smuggling 483,600 cigarettes

Friday, 2 August 2019, 3:39 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 40-year-old Auckland businessman has been arrested and charged with defrauding Customs revenue by smuggling undeclared cigarettes into the country. He appeared in the Auckland District Court yesterday afternoon (Thursday 1 August), further charges ... More >>

Review of goods clearance fees

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 3:05 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Acting Comptroller of Customs Bill Perry says a review of Customs fees for clearing imported and exported goods is long overdue. “Customs last reviewed its fees in 2006 and since then, the type and volume of goods crossing the border has changed ... More >>

Customs seizes 100kgs methamphetamine and arrests two men

Friday, 26 July 2019, 4:19 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Two Australian men in their mid-twenties are scheduled to appear in the Auckland District Court today charged with importing and possessing between 70 and 100 kilograms of methamphetamine, hidden inside plastic storage pallets. Based on the New Zealand ... More >>

Travelling child sex offender jailed

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 3:21 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 33-year-old Auckland man has been sentenced to six and a half years’ imprisonment for crimes relating to child sexual exploitation images and videos, including production. He was sentenced in the Waitakere District Court yesterday (10 July 2019). More >>

Two men arrested in Tauranga for 25kgs of ephedrine

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 6:52 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Two men appeared in the Tauranga District Court today after being arrested for the importation and possession of 25 kilograms of ephedrine, a precursor to methamphetamine. More >>

Hamilton man arrested for child sexual abuse publications

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 8:59 am | New Zealand Customs Service

A 51-year-old Hamilton man, who returned from an overseas holiday last week, has been arrested and charged with importing child sexual abuse publications. He appeared in the Hamilton District Court last Friday afternoon (28 June), and further charges ... More >>

Customs arrests passengers after 22kgs of drugs found

Monday, 6 May 2019, 3:15 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Four individuals are appearing in the Manukau District Court today after Customs officers discovered a total of around 22 kilograms of cocaine and methamphetamine in their suitcases, in two separate incidents at Auckland Airport yesterday. More >>

Customs arrests two men for child exploitation material

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 10:37 am | New Zealand Customs Service

In the past week, Customs has arrested two men in relation to child sexual abuse images. A 44-year-old New Zealand man appeared in the Nelson District Court on Monday, after a Customs investigation linked him to the online trading of child sexual abuse ... More >>

 

 

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