25 Jan 2013

Accused drug importer remanded in custody

3:25 pm on 25 January 2013

A man charged with importing methamphetamine after 200g of drugs were found hidden at Auckland airport appeared in the Wellington District Court on Friday.

Dinesh Manoharan, 26, also faces a charge of conspiring with Anthony Newton to import methamphetamine into New Zealand.

The drugs were found at Auckland Airport in November last year.

Mr Manoharan entered no plea to the charges and was remanded in custody to reappear in March.

Mr Newton will reappear in court next week.