Case Note 92046 [2007] NZ PrivCmr 3 – Traveller seeks access to name of malicious informant

A man was returning to New Zealand after an overseas trip. He and his family were stopped and they and their baggage were searched. This resulted in inconvenience and embarrassment. The reason for the search was that the New Zealand Customs Service (Customs) had received information from a member of the public (the informant) that the man was carrying drugs. The information was incorrect; no drugs were found.

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