12 Feb 2015

Major meth haul intercepted in China

2:16 pm on 12 February 2015

The state-owned China News Service is reporting a large seizure of drugs destined for New Zealand and Australia.

Bags of methamphetamine

A smaller amount of methamphetamine - seized by police in New Zealand in 2014. Photo: NZ POLICE

It said more than 100 kilograms of methamphetamine was seized in Shenzhen near Hong Kong; seven people have been arrested.

The agency said three of the accused were from Hong Kong and the others were from Southeast Asia.

It said the arrests came after co-ordinated action by customs staff in Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia.

The news agency said the drugs had been smuggled in by mail from Hong Kong to New Zealand and Australia since last October.

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