More arrests after record meth haul

  • 18/06/2016
Part of the drug haul made by police (supplied)
Part of the drug haul made by police (supplied)

Two men have today appeared in the Auckland's Manukau District Court in relation to a record methamphetamine haul seized in Northland earlier this week.

The men, aged 25 and 26, were arrested in Auckland.

They face charges of importing a class A drug, possession for supply of a class A drug as well as participating in an organised criminal group. The 25-year-old is also charged with money laundering.

They were both given name suppression and will reappear in court next week.

So far four people have appeared in court after police found a stash of methamphetamine, also known as 'meth' or 'P', worth almost $500 million in a campervan and buried in sand dunes in the Far North.

Locals tipped police off about suspicious behaviour and boats being launched from 90 Mile Beach.

Newshub. / NZN