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Customs seizes worth $9m meth hidden in coffee table

Customs seizes worth $9m meth hidden in coffee table

WELLINGTON: Fifteen packets of the drug, worth around $9 million, were carefully concealed to try to avoid detection in a table destined for a Wellington address.

Customs Investigations Manager, Maurice O’Brien says the detection in a joint investigation code-named Operation Cairn saw methamphetamine removed from the drug supply chain.

Inquiries by Customs and Police are continuing but no arrests have been made.

“Anyone convicted of importing and supplying methamphetamine can face long prison sentences and should think twice before getting involved in this kind of activity,” says Mr O’Brien.

“We will continue to work closely with our international partners to disrupt the international drug supply chain, identify persons involved in this activity and protect our borders.”