NEWS

Canadian Arrested In New Zealand After Meth Found In Candles

06/09/2017 12:37 EDT | Updated 06/09/2017 12:44 EDT

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Authorities in New Zealand say a 36-year-old Canadian man has been arrested after customs officers allegedly found 4.8 kilograms of methamphetamine hidden in a shipment of candles.

The New Zealand Customs Service says the suspect was arrested in central Auckland on Friday after investigators linked him to the shipment.

The government agency says in a news release the drugs were found earlier this week in a package sent from Canada that was labelled as "home accessories.''

Investigators allegedly found methamphetamine concealed in the candles with a street value equivalent to more than C$4.6 million.

No information was released on whether the suspect is facing charges.