More than 100 illegal drug imports and $650,000 in undeclared
cash have been seized at New Zealand's border in the past
Customs Minister Maurice Williamson today said the
organisation's annual summer operation, run between November
and March, made 120 drug finds, including three
methamphetamine seizures totalling 14kg at Auckland airport.
"Detector dogs also found $650,000 of undeclared cash," he
Over the five-month period, 1.89 million arrivals and 1.85
million departures were recorded across all airports, an
increase of 5 per cent on last year.
"I'm pleased almost 96 per cent of those passengers were
processed within the target of 45 minutes," Mr Williamson
Operation Summer also extended to cruise ships, with 113,000
arrivals and 110,000 departures across the country.