Traps for travellers

Never let anyone persuade you to transport prohibited goods into another country. 

It’s you who will be taking all the risks, while the person who put you up to it takes all the profits. 

Let us know

If you have information concerning the importation of prohibited items – including drugs – or suspect that drugs or other prohibited items are being imported into New Zealand, please let us know by phoning 0800 4 CUSTOMS (0800 428 786) or contact a local Customs office.​

This description was last updated on: Friday, 02 March 2012

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Don't.  Unless you are sure the packages or baggage contains no prohibited goods, it is safer not to carry anyone's packages or baggage.

This detail was last updated on Friday, 15 April 2011

Don't believe it. Nearly all countries prohibit drug use and New Zealand is no different. The result of believing this kind of misinformation could be a long jail sentence for you.

This detail was last updated on Friday, 15 April 2011

Don't chance it. All types of people are searched by Customs. If you get caught trying to bring in something illegal, you could face a long period in prison. For example, under New Zealand law, life imprisonment is the maximum sentence for importing or exporting a narcotic.

This detail was last updated on Friday, 15 April 2011