Man charged over drug imports
A Wellington man charged over importing drugs that remained hidden at Auckland International Airport for years has been remanded for two weeks.
Anthony Brian Newton, 54, a builder from Khandallah, faced 3 charges of conspiracy to import methamphetamine, importing the drug and possession.
The original set of charges laid two weeks ago are expected to be withdrawn by police and be replaced by the charges he appeared on today
Wellington District Court judge Bruce Davidson remanded him in custody until February
Newton's lawyer, Letizea Ord, said a bail application might be made in the High Court
Methamphetamine worth more than $200,000 was found in a Customs-controlled area of the airport nearly four years after it is alleged it was brought in.
A second man, Dinesh Manoharan, is also charged. He is due back in court in March.
The Dominion Post