Queenstown police probably did a Canadian tourist a favour busting her at the airport with a cannabis pipe.
The 25-year-old was caught with the pipe after her bag was screened as she was checking in for a flight to Bali.
Acting Sergeant Mark Caswell said the pipe was in a sealed bag.
"She was warned about it and allowed to leave. It was pretty stupid. I suggest we prevented her from being arrested in Bali."
Meanwhile, police were left shaking their heads in another drug case in Queenstown on Friday night when they caught a 19-year-old man during a bail check with 43.9 grams of cannabis in snap-lock bags.
Police saw the drugs through the window while looking inside to see if he was there.
The man was arrested and remanded in custody.
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