Woman busted with methamphetamine at Nelson Airport

Front of terminalA woman carrying more than an ounce of methamphetamine on a flight from Auckland to Nelson was arrested by police at the airport. The 36-year-old woman, who was travelling alone, was arrested at the airport on Sunday, police said.

The amount seized would have an estimated street value of $28,000.

Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Johnston said the arrest came as the result of police investigations into the supply of the drug in the region.

The woman is to appear in the Nelson District Court today charged with possessing methamphetamine for supply and offering to sell methamphetamine.


Last updated 13:40, January 25 2016