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Police have warned the public that Airbnb rentals are being used by foreign nationals to receive and store methamphetamine as customs seized a record-setting $240 million worth of P in an Auckland shipping container today.

The 469 kilograms of methamphetamine is the largest ever seizure at New Zealand’s borde.

Speaking to media today, New Zealand Customs Service investigations manager Bruce Berry talked about the use of Airbnb in the Kiwi drug trade.

“What we know from these shore parties is they extensively use Airbnb accommodation, they use storage units and also commercial premises.

“It’s a common methodology for them to come through and rent accommodation for an extended period of time. They’ll usually pay cash and they’ll use those premises to facilitate their operations by either receiving commercial shipments there or use them as safehouses,” he said.