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NZ customs seize estimated 469KG of methamphetamine

By Naveel Krishant
Friday 06/09/2019
The shipping container held 60 electric motors, and each motor hid an average of around eight kilograms of methamphetamine. [Source: New Zealand Customs Service.]

New Zealand customs has seized an estimated 469 kilograms of methamphetamine, the largest ever seizure at New Zealand's border.

It is estimated the haul has a street value of $235 million.

In a statement New Zealand Customs says the meth was hidden inside a shipment of electric motors at Ports of Auckland.

They say two Canadians and a New Zealand national are appearing in the Auckland District Court today over the bust and say further arrests are likely.

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