27 Nov 2015

Gang member arrested after $2m meth seized

5:37 pm on 27 November 2015

A gang member has been charged with importing methamphetamine, after millions of dollars worth of the Class A drug was seized at Auckland Airport.

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Auckland Airport (file photograph) Photo: AFP

The Class A drug was intercepted at the airport, with 2.2 kilograms seized immediately, though the man faces other charges relating to another 1.2 kilograms - a total of 3.4 kilograms allegedly imported.

Police said the amount seized was worth over $2 million.

The 29-year-old man, who is a patched member of the Tribesman gang, faces five charges including importation of methamphetamine and conspiracy to import Class A controlled drugs.

He is expected to appear at the Manukau District Court tomorrow morning.