Seventh person arrested in Ahipara, Northland, meth bust

Boat being fingerprinted during the meth bust at Ahipara. Photo / Michael Cunningham
Boat being fingerprinted during the meth bust at Ahipara. Photo / Michael Cunningham

A seventh person has been arrested in relation to the country's biggest meth bust in Northland two weeks ago.

A 33-year-old man is due to appear in the Auckland District Court tomorrow morning, charged with importing a Class A drug, namely methamphetamine, possession of a Class A drug for supply, namely methamphetamine, and participating in an organised criminal group.

Camper involved in the meth bust at Ahipara. Photo / Michael Cunningham
Camper involved in the meth bust at Ahipara. Photo / Michael Cunningham

The arrest comes after police seized an eye-watering 448kg haul of meth on a boat on 90 Mile Beach. Officers later recovered even more of the drug hidden in sand dunes - taking the haul up to a total of 494kg.

The boat involved in the meth bust at Ahipara. Photo / Michael Cunningham
The boat involved in the meth bust at Ahipara. Photo / Michael Cunningham

It is New Zealand's biggest drug bust to date.

- NZ Herald

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