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  • Kiwi man arrested for $2 million meth in trolley bag

    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.
  • 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.
  • $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 ever meth seizure at a New Zealand airport.
  • Customs destroys half tonne of illicit drugs

    Customs has destroyed almost half a tonne of illicit drugs, including around $4 million worth of methamphetamine and 221 kilograms of precursors that could have produced up to 62 kilograms of methamphetamine with a street value of up to $62 million.
  • Passenger arrested for $1.5 million meth in baby carriers

    A 20-year-old Latvian man has appeared in the Manukau District Court, charged with importing approximately 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine or ‘P’ found hidden in his luggage.
  • Public confidence in Customs high

    New Zealand Customs has been rated highly by the public in the inaugural Colmar Brunton Public Sector Reputation Index, particularly on trustworthiness, responsible use of taxpayer money, and providing effective services.
  • Meth supplier in Bangkok arrested

    A joint investigation by New Zealand and Thai authorities has culminated in the arrest of a major drugs supplier who was sending methamphetamine from Thailand to New Zealand.
  • Customs and Police stop $40 million methamphetamine

    Customs and Police have stopped a large shipment of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $40 million from reaching our streets and harming New Zealanders.
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