19 Dec 2015

Meth worth $9 million hidden in coffee table

5:44 pm on 19 December 2015

Police and Customs have intercepted about $9 million worth of methamphetamine stashed inside a coffee table.

Bags containing just over 9kg of methamphetamine that Customs found.

Bags containing just over 9kg of methamphetamine that Customs found. Photo: Customs Service

A joint operation led to the discovery of nine kilograms of the class-A drug stored inside 15 packets in the table.

It had been sent from Hong Kong and was headed for a Wellington address before being stopped at the border.

Customs investigations manager Maurice O'Brien said the drugs were carefully hidden from plain sight, but thankfully officers were vigilant.

Police are yet to make any arrests.

The coffee table seized by Customs with 9kg of methamphetamine hidden inside.

The coffee table seized by Customs with 9kg of methamphetamine hidden inside. Photo: Customs Service

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