Brazilian woman accused of smuggling 4.6kg of cocaine

2:41 pm on 4 April 2017

A Brazilian woman has been arrested at Auckland Airport, accused of smuggling 4.6kg of cocaine in her luggage.

Customs said cocaine was found in this suitcase.

One of the suitcase Customs said contained cocaine. Photo: Customs / Supplied

The woman arrived in the country on Sunday, on a flight from Brazil via Chile.

Customs said X-rays showed inconsistencies in her luggage and, after drilling into the bags, officers found more than 4.6kg of cocaine with a potential street value of $3.2 million.

Investigations manager Bruce Berry said intelligence had identified the woman as a high-risk passenger.

The 29-year-old woman is due to appear in the Manukau District Court on Friday.