Arrest at Auckland International Airport for smuggling methamphetamine
02.49pm 11 June 2022 | News
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.