Drugs bust in Manawatu

  • 14/05/2016
The parcels were intercepted during a three-month period (supplied)
The parcels were intercepted during a three-month period (supplied)

Two people have appeared in court after 1.2kg of methamphetamine was found in 10 parcels mailed to addresses in Palmerston North.

Police and the New Zealand Customs Service say this is the outcome of a joint investigation that has been running since January which has stopped $1.2 million worth of the drug reaching the Manawatu region.

The parcels were intercepted during a three-month period, and yesterday police raided a Palmerston North property where they found methamphetamine, a shotgun, ammunition and cash.

A 35-year-old Palmerston North woman appeared in Palmerston North District Court today on charges of importing methamphetamine and supplying methamphetamine, and a 33-year-old Palmerston North man faced charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of methamphetamine.

Customs acting manager investigations Dominic Adams said the joint operation was another success for customs and police working together.

"It is driven by pure greed without a thought for the toll on our community," said Detective Sergeant Dave Thompson.

NZN