Police are hunting two men linked to a multi-million dollar methamphetamine seizure at Auckland International Airport and say they are "actively avoiding" arrest.

Earlier this week police and customs arrested and charged two people following the seizure of 13.5kg of methamphetamine at Auckland International Airport.

The drugs, which have a street value of approximately $2.4 million, were brought into New Zealand concealed within heavy steel machinery.

Police are now looking for Brent Nicholas Taylor, 43 and Kelly Eugene Edmonds, 37 in relation to the bust.


"We believe they can assist our investigation," said a police spokesperson.

Police are asking for our communities assistance to help us locate two men who are linked to our recent multi-million...

Posted by Auckland City District Police on Thursday, 15 March 2018

"Both persons are part of an international crime syndicate responsible for the importation and supply of methamphetamine to New Zealand with links to the Comancheros and Filthy Few gangs."

Taylor is described as being around 180cm and of medium build.

Edmonds is described as being 176cm and of medium build.

Both are known in the Waikato and Auckland areas and are actively avoiding police.

On Wednesday police revealed a 22-year-old Waikato man has been arrested and charged with importation of the Class A controlled drug methamphetamine after the National Organised Crime Group executed two search warrants.

"We have also charged a 48-year-old Auckland woman. She faces the same charge and they have both since appeared in court," a spokesperson said.

"It is clear that those involved were attempting to test the system to see if this method would get past authorities.

"It didn't work.

"We believe if this concealment method had been successful, they would have attempted to use the same method to try and bring further significant amounts of this drug into New Zealand."

Can you help police find these men?

If anyone knows of their whereabouts, please call 111 immediately or contact Detective Michael Beal on 027 453 8375.


Information can also be given anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 11.

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