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More than $2m of meth seized by Customs at Auckland airport

More than $2m of meth seized by Customs at Auckland airport

AUCKLAND: A first-time visitor to New Zealand allegedly tried to bring millions of dollars of methamphetamine into the country in a false-bottomed suitcase.

The 44-year-old arrived at Auckland airport on a flight from Thailand on Saturday and was arrested after X-rays allegedly showed a white crystalline substance in his bag, a Customs statement said.

The man has appeared in the Manukau District Court, charged with importing and possession for supply of a class A drug, and faces a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.

The drugs had a value of $2.3 million.