Detectives worked alongside customs officers to intercept 248 kilograms of Pseudoephedrine, commonly referred to as ContacNT, and 16 kilograms of pure Ephedrine, which was discovered when a container ship arrived at Ports of Auckland on Sunday morning. Police said the intelligence gathered during Operation Ghost was critical in the bust. Operation Ghost, an 18 month intensive multi-agency investigation, focused on a group of senior Asian organised crime figures operating in New Zealand.
While we were confident our intelligence was accurate it was still a huge relief when we opened the shipping container at the Customs inspection facility and the drugs were discovered,” Mr Good said.
ContacNT is manufactured legally in China but it is a class B controlled drug in New Zealand.
[Source: ONE News]
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