Authorities have arrested a man in Auckland over a consignment of spatula sets that contained methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $20 million.
Customs said the man, who is a Hong Kong national, appeared in the Auckland District Court this morning.
Officers recently intercepted an air cargo shipment from Hong Kong of 80 boxes of 24-piece spatula sets. Each had a 250g methamphetamine packet hidden under the box.
Customs investigators linked the shipment to a 23-year-old Hong Kong national, who had arrived into the country in May on a visitor's visa.
He was arrested at a residential address on the North Shore last night.