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NZ Door Swings Wide Open For International Criminals

Published: Thu 15 Nov 2012 02:50 PM
Rt Hon Winston Peters
New Zealand First Leader
15 November 2012
NZ Door Swings Wide Open For International Criminals
New Zealand First says international criminals will flood into the country through the Government’s “special arrangement” for China Southern Airlines’ (CSA) frequent fliers to dodge visa checks.
Rt Hon Winston Peters says Immigration Minister Nathan Guy not only ignored advice from his officials about introducing the scheme which places New Zealand’s border security at serious risk.
“Even the New Zealand Police warn on their website about Asian crime syndicates being involved in extortion, drug trafficking, identity fraud, and people smuggling.
“Over the past couple of months alone there have been police crackdowns on Asian gangs in Spain and Australia engaged in this sort of criminal activity.
“It will be our turn once this outrageous visa fast-track ‘special arrangement’ opens up New Zealand’s borders to criminals who regularly fly with the Chinese Communist Government-owned CSA.”
Mr Peters says it’s clear that Auckland’s Sky City Casino lobbied the New Zealand Government to fast-track CSA frequent fliers into the country.
“It is inconceivable that the Government would listen to Sky City when the Department of Internal Affairs has warned of concerns about money laundering in New Zealand,” says Mr Peters.
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