Teen jailed for importing meth ingredient

Last updated 17:04 14/12/2012

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A teenager was today jailed for three years for importing 10kg of a substance that could have been used to cook $4-5million dollars worth of methamphetamine.

Jayden Wenski, 18, was sentenced at the Manukau District Court on nine charges of importing a Class B controlled drug - ContacNT, which contains pseudoephedrine, a chief ingredient in methamphetamine. 

Wenski was arrested by Customs officers after they intercepted packages at Auckland's International Mail Centre sent from China which contained ContacNT granules hidden in the lining of boxes of various electrical lighting goods.

"Offenders will always try new ways of getting drugs into the country, but regardless of the concealment methods or where the parcels are destined for we will find them," said Mark Day, customs manager investigations.

The packages, mostly from Hong Kong, were sent to friends of Wenski's across Auckland who were unaware of their contents, he said.

Day said Wenski had gained his friends permission to receive the packages and had arranged for them to text him when they arrived.

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