18 Nov 2021

Meth smuggling ring at Auckland Airport busted

From Morning Report, 7:49 am on 18 November 2021

Further arrests could come after a drug smuggling ring which involved baggage handlers at Auckland Airport was busted.

Fourteen people have been charged with drug-related offences, which are believed to have occured over the past 10 months.

Police claim the group plotted to bring in almost 500 kilogrammes of methamphetamine - half of which had already been smuggled in.

Customs manager of intelligence Bruce Berry spoke to Susie Ferguson.