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  • 10 years in the ‘can’ for importing tins of ‘chicken stock’ meth

    A Hong Kong man received a sentence of 10 years and 5 months’ imprisonment today in the Auckland District court for importing two kilograms of methamphetamine, worth approximately $2 million on the street, disguised as chicken stock powder.
  • Coin seals patrol vessel’s good fortune

    A traditional coin ceremony held with Q-West boat builders in Wanganui yesterday (21 March 2017) put Customs’ official seal on the powerhouse of its new patrol vessel Hawk V.
  • Partnership approach disrupts new form of methamphetamine importation

    Four individuals are due in court in Auckland today (15 March 2017) charged with a range of offences relating to the supply of methamphetamine and the possession of equipment with intent to manufacture a controlled drug (methamphetamine).
  • Customs stops 1.2 tonnes of methamphetamine

    Customs’ statistics show just over 413 kilograms of methamphetamine and almost 1.1 tonnes of its precursors, with a potential meth yield of up to 809 kilograms, were seized at our border in 2016. This adds up to $1.2 billion worth of meth that has been kept off New Zealand’s streets.
  • Tobacco fraudster jailed

    Company Director, Amar Raouf Shakib, was sentenced in the Auckland District Court to three years, four months’ jail after being found guilty on 43 fraud charges, including forgery, conspiracy, defrauding the revenue of Customs and false accounting.
  • Customs cracks down on child exploitation

    Customs’ crackdown on child exploitation has resulted in four separate arrests of passengers carrying objectionable images and New Zealanders caught online.
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NEW! Changes to excise

Changes to the Regulations affecting alcohol and tobacco manufacturers