NZD176 million drug bust

It’s the largest ever meth bust carried out by New Zealand Customs.

A twenty year old man has been arrested following the discovery of almost 200 kilograms of methamphetamine hidden inside ten shipping containers.

The containers arrived into Auckland from China, multiple meth packages were disguised as bags of tea and concealed inside the doors of the containers.

Here’s New Zealand Customs talking about the seizure:

“Customs remains focused on disrupting transnational smuggling through our role at the border and dismantling the criminal syndicates involved. This operation is ongoing, and we are not ruling out further arrests.

“This seizure will have prevented New Zealand’s criminal gangs from profiting from the misery caused by pushing meth through our cities and rural communities,” Customs group manager intelligence, investigations and enforcement, Jamie Bamford said.

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