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  •   Home > News > Law and Order

    46-year-old arrested following three kg cocaine find at Auckland Airport

    A 46-year-old man has been arrested after Customs officers found around three kilograms of cocaine hidden in a false bottom suitcase at Auckland Airport

    Auckland Airport
    Auckland Airport
    The cocaine has an estimated street value of between 874 thousand dollars and 1.3 million.

    The American national arrived on a flight from Thailand last night and was arrested after a detailed examination of his baggage.

    Customs spokesperson Michael Blades says they received good intelligence, that helped frontline Customs officers successfully identify the passenger as a drug courier.

    The man is charged with importing and possession for supply of a class A drug, and faces a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.

    © 2018 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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