National knows the border is our first line of defence and we will resource it appropriately.

National will invest more resources to combat the drug trade, particularly methamphetamine and synthetics.

National will:

  • Tighten border controls with increased searching of containers and mail to prevent drugs coming into the country.

  • Introduce additional drug dogs at airports and ports.

  • Increase funding for drug intelligence to enable Customs, Police and Health to identify new drugs and bad batches sooner.

  • Increase resourcing for passenger health screening in the COVID-19 environment.

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