Three People Arrested In NZ's Largest Cocaine Bust

Publish Date
Saturday, 2 July 2016, 4:00PM
NZ Police

NZ Police

A third man has been arrested over the biggest cocaine bust in New Zealand history.

Police revealed at a press conference this afternoon a second Mexican national had been arrested in Christchurch in relation to the $14 million haul of the Class A drug.

A joint Customs and police investigation uncovered 35 bricks of high-grade cocaine, weighing 1kg each. They had been smuggled into the country in a 400 kg diamante-encrusted horse sculpture, which had been freighted by air from Mexico.

This morning a 44 year-old Mexican national and a 56 year-old US national appeared in the Manukau District Court, charged with importing a Class A drug and possession for supply of a Class A drug.

Read the full story at NZ Herald

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