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  • Japanese nationals jailed for ephedrine smuggling

    Two Japanese men, who were part of a drug-smuggling ring importing large quantities of ephedrine hidden in wooden tables, aluminium shelves and plastic cylinders, were sentenced in the Manukau District Court today.
  • Two Latvian passengers arrested for cocaine in suitcases

    Two Latvian nationals appeared in the Manukau District Court after Customs officers located eight kilograms of cocaine hidden in their suitcases. This is Customs’ third arrest at Auckland Airport in three days.
  • First time visitor arrested for $2.3 million meth haul

    A 44-year-old first time visitor to New Zealand will swap a hotel room for a jail cell after Customs officers found 2.3kg of methamphetamine hidden in a false bottom suitcase.
  • Sistema joins Secure Export Scheme

    Customs and Sistema Plastics have signed a partnership under the NZ Customs Secure Export Scheme (SES), endorsing the exporter’s supply chain security standards.
  • Operation Azteca sentencing

    Police and Customs note the sentencing today of two men who were charged in relation to New Zealand’s largest-ever seizure of cocaine, with an estimated street value of NZ $14 million.
  • Police seize large quantity of psychoactive substances following nationwide raids

    Police have seized a large quantity of psychoactive substances, including more than ten kilograms of synthetic cannabis, following nationwide raids as part of Operation Tiger.
  • Charges filed for breach of UN Sanctions

    The New Zealand Customs Service (Customs) today filed charges against Pacific Aerospace Limited for three breaches of the United Nations Sanctions (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Regulations 2006, and one charge under section 203(1)(b) of the Customs and Excise Act 1996.
  • Drug ring sentenced to 54 years' imprisonment

    Five members of a drug ring have been sentenced in the Auckland High Court to a combined total of over 54 years’ imprisonment for importing multiple consignments of methamphetamine, GBL, MDMA and cocaine.
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