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Northland Man Jailed For Sharing Child Sexual Abuse Material

Thursday, 16 May 2024, 4:10 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs initially received a referral from the US-based National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) after an overseas-based social media platform alleged a New Zealander had exported objectionable publications to their platform. More >>

Customs Arrests Five; Cigarettes, Guns And Cash Seized

Monday, 13 May 2024, 3:45 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A Customs investigation has led to five arrests in Auckland and the seizure of over 1.36 million illicit cigarettes, two firearms, and a substantial amount of cash. More >>

Traveller Jailed For Cocaine-filled Suitcase And Cosmetics

Thursday, 9 May 2024, 1:21 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Delphine Ganon, aged 42, appeared in the Manukau District Court today (Thursday 9 May 2024), and was convicted for importing and possessing a Class A controlled drug (cocaine). More >>

Passenger Jailed For Attempting To Smuggle 26 Kilograms Of Methamphetamine

Wednesday, 8 May 2024, 2:47 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

The man was convicted for the importation of a Class A controlled drug, which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. More >>

A Step Forward For Simpler Trade Between New Zealand And Singapore

Tuesday, 16 April 2024, 8:18 am | New Zealand Customs Service

The New Zealand Customs Service has signed an arrangement with Singapore that will help to make trade simpler for exporters. A cooperation arrangement with Singapore Customs and Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) was signed ... More >>

Man Jailed For Smuggling 6 Tonnes Tobacco And Evading $10 Million

Friday, 12 April 2024, 2:02 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 60-year-old Auckland businessman was sentenced in the Auckland District Court today to 28 months’ imprisonment for his role in smuggling 5982 kilograms of loose tobacco from Tonga, evading more than NZD$10 million ($10,300,945) in import and ... More >>

International Travellers Can Ditch Paper And Go Digital

Thursday, 28 March 2024, 10:04 am | New Zealand Customs Service

The New Zealand Traveller Declaration (NZTD) is now in full use for both air and maritime travellers arriving in New Zealand, including passengers and crew of international cruise ships. “We know the system works, enabling a more automated and streamlined ... More >>

Customs Investigation Sends Waikato Man Behind Bars On Child Sexual Abuse Material Charges

Wednesday, 27 March 2024, 5:10 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

He has been jailed for three years, following conviction on 11 charges of possessing, exporting and making child sexual abuse material following a Customs investigation. More >>

Customs Bags 63kg Of Illicit Drugs At Auckland Airport

Friday, 15 March 2024, 3:05 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs has arrested two alleged drug couriers at Auckland Airport, in separate smuggling attempts this week, seizing a total of nearly 63 kilograms of illegal drugs. The two incidents are not believed to be related. On Wednesday (13 March 2024), Customs ... More >>

Child Sexual Abuse Images Lead To Jail Time For Auckland Man

Monday, 4 March 2024, 1:11 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A Customs investigation has resulted in jail time for a 33-year-old Auckland man, who was today sentenced to four years and four months’ imprisonment in the Auckland District Court for 32 charges relating to the possession and sharing of objectionable ... More >>

Customs Investigation Results In Jail Time For Wairarapa Man

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 3:20 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A Wairarapa man has been jailed to three years and four months’ imprisonment for the import, possession and distribution of objectionable publications, which depict the sexual abuse of children. He was also convicted for making objectionable publications, ... More >>

A Key Organiser In Drug Smuggling Case Jailed For 14 Years

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 11:48 am | New Zealand Customs Service

A 47-year-old man who played an essential role in a failed drug smuggling attempt through Auckland Airport, when the border was shut three years ago, was today jailed for 14-years-seven-months. In May 2020, Customs officers arrested a passenger at ... More >>

Customs Seizes Ecstasy And Methamphetamine From Imported Vehicles

Thursday, 8 February 2024, 2:11 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs has seized significant quantities of methamphetamine and MDMA ecstasy following searches of imported vehicles. Customs officers discovered nearly 150 (149.8) kilograms of MDMA and 67 kilograms of methamphetamine hidden in panels of vans which had recently ... More >>

Building Customs Drug Detection Across The Pacific

Tuesday, 12 December 2023, 3:27 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Frontline Customs officers and officials from 18 Pacific nations have been welcomed for a week-long training and visit focussed on illicit drug smuggling, which is being co-hosted by the New Zealand Customs Service and Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO). ... More >>

Customs Warns Drug Couriers After Two Are Jailed

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 2:48 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Two Brazilian nationals were today sentenced in the Manukau District Court to prison terms after Customs found them trying to smuggle a total of five kilograms of cocaine, worth up to $2.2 million, through Auckland International Airport in separate cases ... More >>

Combatting Online Child Exploitation This World Children’s Day

Monday, 20 November 2023, 11:53 am | New Zealand Customs Service

Every 20 November, the world commemorates World Children's Day, an occasion to promote and celebrate children's rights and welfare. Yet the increasing threat and risk of online sexual exploitation means many children remain vulnerable to abuse. In New ... More >>

Customs Seizes 35-kilograms Of Cocaine In Tauranga

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 4:20 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs has intercepted approximately 35 kilograms of cocaine in a smuggling attempt through the Port of Tauranga, during its routine inspection operation of high-risk vessels and shipments. Customs officers uncovered the cocaine hidden in the engine ... More >>

Rotorua Man Jailed After Customs Investigates Objectionable Videos

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 2:30 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 32-year-old Rotorua man has been jailed for three years and eleven months, relating to the export and distribution of objectionable material depicting the sexual exploitation of children. He appeared before Rotorua District Court today for sentencing. In February ... More >>

Customs Seizes Methamphetamine At Auckland Airport

Monday, 13 November 2023, 4:12 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

A 19-year-old Irish national has appeared in the Manukau District Court today, after Customs officers seized nearly two kilograms of methamphetamine in his luggage on Saturday (11 November 2023). He is charged with importing a Class A controlled drug ... More >>

Customs Arrests Wellington Man For Child Exploitation Videos

Tuesday, 7 November 2023, 4:00 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs has arrested a Wellington man for his alleged involvement in the online exploitation of children. He is scheduled to appear in the Porirua District Court this afternoon. The 23-year-old faces one charge each of exporting, distributing ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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