International drug syndicates targeting New Zealand Airbnbs use tactics which should act as a warning to property owners, says a top official who has revealed specific moves to get drugs into this country.

Bruce Berry, NZ Customs investigation manager, highlighted some key clues for Airbnb homeowners to recognise in order to avoid having their places used by global drug syndicates.

The arrival of sports equipment such as golf carts, power tools or electric motors, booking via a third party, offering cash rather than paying through the global booking service and seeking an extremely long period of time such as two

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