Seven men accused of Tahiti meth ring appear in court

8:51 am on 15 January 2020

Seven men have appeared in court in French Polynesia accused of being part of a methamphetamine distribution network.

They were arrested last week after they allegedly smuggled in drugs worth about US$600,000 using the postal system over several months.

The prosecution said the men used false names and addresses to receive small quantities of the drug from the US, which two suspects who worked for the postal service then collected.

Reports say the customs service intercepted some of the envelopes, which triggered discord within the group as they suspected each other of cheating.

Their case has been deferred until the end of February to allow them to prepare a defence.