Police, customs nab MDMA worth $60,000

MDMA is shown after a joint New Zealand Police and Customs operation. Photo / NZ Police
MDMA is shown after a joint New Zealand Police and Customs operation. Photo / NZ Police

More than $60,000 worth of MDMA has been obtained in a joint New Zealand Police and New Zealand Customs operation.

A 25-year-old Wellington woman will appear in the Wellington District Court today and police say more charges are likely after customs intercepted a package containing 330 grams of the MDMA going to a Wellington Post Office Box number from a North American address.

Detective Senior Sergeant Warwick McKee said the drugs have an estimated street value of more than $60,000.

"Drugs like this do untold damage to our community. Police are pleased to have disrupted the actions of a group whose sole intention was to sell the drugs with the aim of making significant amounts of money," Mr McKee said.

"The harm that these drugs cause to our community is immense with groups like this targeting the vulnerable.

"Experimenting with these types of drugs can lead to tragic circumstances and Wellington Police are determined to be proactive in disrupting this type of serious offending.

Mr McKee said police and customs have a number of other targets in Auckland and Wellington.

"We are following a number of positive lines of inquiry and further search warrants and interceptions will be executed over the next two weeks.

"Both police and customs are liaising with international authorities."

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