Man jailed for importing meth in neck pillows


An Australian man living in New Zealand has been jailed for six years and ten months for importing meth in neck pillows.

Yoram Kalev was sentenced in the Wellington District Court for trying to bring in 1.46kg of methamphetamine.

It is believed the P would have had a street value of $1.46 million.

On January 19 2016, Kalev arrived in New Zealand via Sydney after a trip to Hong Kong where he was stopped and questioned by Customs at Wellington International Airport.

During a search of Kalev's luggage, a Customs officer noticed that a neck pillow he was carrying was unusually heavy.

A second neck pillow was found in his bag and an examination revealed plastic bags filled with methamphetamine.

Kalev pleaded guilty to the charges of importing class A drugs and possession of a class A drug for supply.