December 11, 2023

50kg of cocaine seized from ship docked in Tauranga

50kg of the drug was found hidden aboard the ship.

Customs officers have seized approximately 50 kilograms of cocaine hidden aboard a ship.

The foreign freighter docked in Tauranga’s harbour on Friday morning. 

Customs’ Maritime Group found the drugs during part of an onboard inspection of the ship which had travelled from Panama and was destined for Sydney.

Police supported the seizure and investigations continue.

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