A flight attendant who worked for Air New Zealand for 24 years has been charged with bringing 25 grams of methamphetamine, with a street value of $581, into the country.
Douglas Wayne Reimer, 49, appeared in the Manukau District Court yesterday, facing the charge of importing methamphetamine, which was concealed in his uniform jacket.
The former flight attendant previously appeared in court in May when he was granted interim name suppression because his father was terminally ill.
Suppression was lifted yesterday and defence lawyer Bruce Hesketh said his client's father had now died, and Reimer did not want to cast suspicion on his former colleagues.
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Court documents show police allege Reimer arrived on a flight from Los Angeles at Auckland Airport at 6am on May 15.
He signed an air crew declaration form, saying he was not bringing any illegal goods into New Zealand.
The maximum penalty for importing methamphetamine is life imprisonment.