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Meth worth $20m found in spatula import

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 2/08/2016

The meth was found inside boxes of spatulas © NZ Customs The meth was found inside boxes of spatulas Customs officials have uncovered $20 million of methamphetamine in a pallet of spatulas imported into New Zealand from Hong Kong.

The significant seizure was another example of ever changing methods of concealment, according to Customs.

A 23-year-old Hong Kong national faced Auckland District court on Monday over the approximately 20kg haul discovered in an air cargo shipment by customs staff late last month.

The man, who arrived in Auckland on a visitor's visa in May, was arrested at a North Shore home on Monday night.

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