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Duty-free tobacco limits to drop soon

From this week, advertising starts in airports and in-flight magazines advising of the November reduction in duty-free tobacco limits.

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  • New recruits to boost border protection

    Twenty-six new recruits began an intensive nine-week training course in Auckland that will see them graduate as Customs officers in time for the busy summer season.
  • New Customs dog graduates

    Comptroller of Customs Carolyn Tremain congratulated Customs’ newest detector dog team at a graduation ceremony at the Police Dog Training Centre in Trentham.
  • Ten millionth traveller uses SmartGate

    The 10 millionth traveller to pass through SmartGate, Customs’ automated passenger processing system, was greeted by Customs Manager Passenger Operations, Peter Lewis today at Auckland International Airport.
  • Auckland man convicted for bags of cash

    A 59-year-old Auckland man was convicted, fined $800, and ordered to pay court costs in the Auckland District Court today for attempting to take Chinese Yuan (CNY) 700,000 (NZ$136,452) cash out of the country without declaring it. Customs also seized his cash.
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