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Childcare worker arrested by Customs

Published: Fri 2 Aug 2013 11:11 AM
Childcare worker arrested for importing methamphetamine
A 37-year-old woman, arrested by Customs, will appear in the Christchurch District Court this morning charged with importing the Class A drug methamphetamine.
Eight grams of methamphetamine, sent from South Africa to the woman’s Christchurch address, was intercepted by Customs officers at the International Mail Centre in Auckland and an investigation followed.
Customs officers with the assistance of Christchurch Police searched the childcare worker’s residence yesterday afternoon where they located drug paraphernalia and 8 empty point bags containing methamphetamine residue.
Customs Manager Drug Investigations, Mark Day says people should be aware of the dangers posed to themselves and others when they consume these types of substances.
“Methamphetamine is an incredibly harmful substance, not only to the user but it can also put those they come in contact with at risk,” says Mr Day. “Customs places priority on keeping this harmful drug away from our communities.”
Further charges relating to the importation of Class A drugs may be laid.
The maximum sentence that can be imposed by the Courts for importation of a class A drug is life imprisonment.
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