28 Nov 2019

Woman sentenced over NZ's largest synthetic drug bust

From Checkpoint, 6:15 pm on 28 November 2019

A woman was sentenced in the Christchurch District Court today following the largest synthetic cannabis bust in New Zealand.

Forty-eight-year-old Fei He ran a $4 million synthetic cannabis operation out of a Christchurch dairy, and was sentenced to two years and four months in prison, having earlier pleaded guilty.

During sentencing, Judge Stephen O'Driscoll said the 173 kilograms of synthetic cannabis that was seized by the police was the largest ever found in a police operation.

RNZ Christchurch reporter Nicholas Pointon was in court, he joins Lisa Owen with the latest.