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Drugs in suitcase at Christchurch Airport

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 7/04/2017
A photo released of the MDMA seized at Christchurch Airport. © NZ Customs / Twitter A photo released of the MDMA seized at Christchurch Airport.

Two men and a woman have appeared in court on drugs charges after 5kg of MDMA, worth $2.1 million, was found hidden in the lining of their luggage.

The men aged 32 and 35 years and 31-year-old woman arrived on a flight from Europe via Singapore, and were stopped and questioned by officers at Christchurch Airport, Customs says.

The three, all foreign nationals, appeared in the Christchurch District Court on Friday.

A number of packages were hidden inside the lining of one case.

This is Customs' fourth arrest within a week after a Brazilian woman was stopped at Auckland Airport last Sunday with 4.6kg of cocaine in her luggage.

MDMA is commonly known as ecstasy.

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