Accused remanded in hidden meth case

Last updated 11:06 25/01/2013

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A man charged with importing methamphetamine after hidden drugs were discovered at Auckland International Airport has been remanded in custody for five weeks.

Dinesh Kumar Manoharan, 36, has been charged with importing methamphetamine on February 21, 2009 and with conspiring to importing between November 2008 and February 2009.

He is jointly charged with Anthony Brian Newton who is to appear next week.

Both men were recently charged after a 220-gram package of methamphetamine worth more than $200,000 was found in a Customs-controlled area of the airport after it had been hidden there nearly four years ago.

Bail was not asked for and Wellington District Court judge Anthony Walsh remanded him until March.

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