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Arrest at Auckland International Airport for smuggling methamphetamine

02.49pm 11 June 2022


Customs have arrested a man at Auckland International Airport today for attempting to smuggle two kilograms of methamphetamine into the country from a flight departing Santiago.

The following statement can be attributed to Cam Moore, Customs Manager Investigations:

The methamphetamine, believed to be sourced from Mexico, was found hidden in the man’s luggage.

This is the first seizure of drugs found on a passenger since the border was reopened this year.

The defendant will appear in Manukau District Court charged with the Importation of a Class A drug.

Further enquiries are ongoing and Customs is unable to provide further details at this stage.