New Zealand customs seize 469kg of meth hidden in electric motors shipping containerChristian Fernsby ▼ | September 6, 2019
Almost 500kg of meth has been seized coming into New Zealand, in Customs' largest-ever seizure.
New Zealand The drugs were hidden inside a shipment of electric motors
Topics: New Zealand meth shipping container electric
Two Canadians and a New Zealander are appearing on Friday in the Auckland District Court in relation to the bust.
They face charges for the importation and possession of a class-A controlled drug, charges which carry a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.
The 469kg of meth has a street value of around $235 million.
The shipping container in which the drugs were hidden held 60 electric motors, with each motor concealing around 8kg of methamphetamine. ■