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Alleged Drug Importers Arrested

Alleged Drug Importers Arrested

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 - 6:25pm

Wellington Police today arrested three men for allegedly importing quantities of Class A, B and C drugs purchased from internet based drug suppliers.

These arrests are the result of a joint Police and Customs operation that began after Customs began seizing increasing quantities of controlled drugs being imported into the country destined for local Wellington addresses.

The drug packages had all been ordered from on line suppliers such as “The Silk Road” which was recently shut down by American Law Enforcement agencies. These drug packages included small quantities of LSD, Methamphetamine, MDMA (ecstasy), Class C analogue powders and the psychoactive substance NBOMe.
Detective Senior Sergeant Tim Leitch of the Wellington Drugs & Organised Crime squad stated, “Police and Customs are committed to identifying importers of controlled drugs and will take a very low tolerance approach to this type of offending when detected.”

He further stated, “It is becoming increasingly common for people to import drugs from these types of anonymous internet suppliers in the mistaken belief that it is low risk. However, the reality is that there is significant risk of being caught and those who are face serious consequences and penalties.”

“Those people who are importing these illicit substances should be aware that there are potentially serious health risks when using drugs supplied from an unknown source.”

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