Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Police & Customs bust man for importation of methamphetamine

Police and Customs bust man for importation of methamphetamine

4 September 2013 - A joint Police and Customs operation has resulted in a 23-year-old Palmerston North man being arrested for the importation of methamphetamine.

The operation commenced on 26 August, 2013 after a package was intercepted by Customs officers at the Auckland International Mail Centre. It was found to contain approximately 15 grams of methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $15k.

Police and Customs officers executed a search warrant at a Palmerston North property yesterday afternoon and arrested the man who is now in Police custody.

Detective Sergeant Dave Thompson, of the Manawatu Organised Crime Unit said: "The search warrant and arrest revealed further quantities of methamphetamine, cannabis, and MDMA powder."

"We believe the drugs have been sourced online and our ongoing partnership with Customs increases our capability to dismantle organised crime networks and also apprehend those people who think they can get away with sourcing illicit drugs online."

Customs Drug Investigations Manager, Mark Day says targeting methamphetamine remains a top priority for Customs.

“We are committed to stopping this menace from reaching our communities and continue to work alongside partner agencies to achieve this,” says Mr Day.

The man is appearing in the Palmerston North District Court today on charges of importation of a Class A drug and possession of a Class A drug for supply. The maximum sentence for importing a Class A drug is life imprisonment.

"This operation is a success for not only Police and Customs, but also the community because these drugs will not be making it to the streets to cause harm," said Detective Sergeant Thompson.

The joint investigation is ongoing and further charges against the man are likely.

If anyone has information about drug cultivation, manufacture or supply rings please contact your local Police Station. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Emissions Reduction Plan Non-Event

Clearly, the attempt to take the politics out of climate change has itself been a political decision, and one meant to remove much of the heat from the global warming issue before next year’s election. What we got from yesterday’s $2.9 billion Emissions Reduction Plan was a largely aspirational multi-party commitment to the direction of policy on climate change...


Budget: Climate Investments Provide Path To Economic Security
The Government is investing in New Zealand’s economic security by ensuring climate change funding moves away from short-term piecemeal responses and towards smart, long-term investment... More>>


Budget: Updated My Vaccine Pass For Those Who Want It

New Zealanders who are up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations will be able to download an updated My Vaccine Pass from 24 May, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today... More>>

Speaker: 2022 Register Of Pecuniary And Other Specified Interests Presented
The 2022 Register of Pecuniary and Other Specified Interests of Members of Parliament was presented in the House today. It contains a summary of members’ interests as at 31 January 2022... More>>

Classification Office: Following Decision To Ban Manifesto The Buffalo Mass Shooting Livestream Is Now Banned
The livestream video of yesterday’s mass shooting in the United States has now been banned, Acting Chief Censor Rupert Ablett-Hampson announced this morning. The decision follows on from his decision yesterday to call in and ban the ‘manifesto... More>>

Borders: New Zealand Poised To Welcome International Students Back
New Zealand is fully reopening to international students and the Government is committed to help reinvigorate and strengthen the sector, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today... More>>

Inland Revenue: Commissioner Appointed
Deputy Public Service Commissioner Helene Quilter QSO has today announced the appointment of Peter Mersi to the position of Commissioner and Chief Executive, Inland Revenue Department... More>>




InfoPages News Channels