Men charged with importing meth

Last updated 13:32 22/01/2013

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Two men have been charged with importing methamphetamine after police seized a significant quantity of the drug.

The men, aged 54 and 36, were tracked by police and customs for months after being detained at Auckland International Airport.

The Wellington men were arrested at the weekend and charged with conspiracy to import and importing 220 grams of methamphetamine.

They have been remanded in custody to appear in court again on January 30.

"This is a significant seizure and will put a dent in this drug syndicate," Detective Senior Sergeant Warwick McKee said.

"Evidence, including forensic evidence, has subsequently linked the two to the package.

"The clear message is that we know who these people are and we'll be relentless in preventing the harm this drug causes to our communities."

The operation was not linked to the seizure of a large amount of MDMA, the pure from ecstasy, in Wellington and Auckland last month.

McKee said investigations were continuing to identify other people involved in the syndicate importing ecstasy.

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