Fijian national cops 16 years for importation of meth

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A Fijian national has been jailed in New Zealand for 16 years.

Tallat Rahman of Suva was arrested in February last year in Operation Nova for his involvement in importing Class A drug.

The Auckland District Court heard Rahman imported methamphetamine from Mexico and New Zealand which was identified in a covert investigation known as Operation Nova.

The 60-year-old was arrested in the first phase of the inquiry last year following the discovery of $7m worth of methamphetamine hidden inside kitchen appliances.

The arrests were made after police executed search warrants.

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