8 Dec 2021

Air NZ baggage handlers arrested in Auckland smuggling bust

From Checkpoint, 6:06 pm on 8 December 2021

Six Air New Zealand baggage handlers have been arrested for their part in alleged drug smuggling at Aotearoa's border.

Authorities ended a six month long investigation with a bang today, arresting 14 people and seizing $3 million-worth of assets, including two Auckland properties.

Police and Customs teamed up on the investigation - which covered drug smuggling into this country from Tonga, Mayalsia and the United States.

Anei te kai ripoata a Jean Bell.