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Bay of Islands mansion built for drug dealer Mr Asia on the market again

The waterfront mansion in Russell in the Bay of Islands built by the notorious drug dealer Terry Clark is on the market again with the agents describing the 17553m2 (1.75ha) property as being "far from the turbulent countries of the world".

Terry Clark (Mr Asia), who smuggled millions of dollars’ worth of heroin into New Zealand, Australia and the UK the 1970s as head of the Mr Asia international drug syndicate, had the mansion built in the Bay of Islands.

Clark was arrested for murder in the UK in 1979 and died in prison four years later.

Source: Barfoot & Thompson.

The mansion has been on the market previously in 2015 and then 2016 after it was taken off for additional work and then again in 2017.

It has a rateable value of $2.65 million in 2016 though the asking price was $6.9 million three years ago.

It was last sold for $840,000 in 1995 and contains secret tunnels designed for Clark's quick escape from the home.

The main house in two storeys with a kitchen on each level and six bedrooms in total while the second house sleeps seven with an ensuite bathroom for the master bedroom.

Buyers will be able to access the property by helicopter and boat with pathways to the water's edge and a jetty that can accommodate up to five boats including one of up to 60 feet on the end berth.

The property also has a boat shed that can house a vessel up to 8.5 metres.

There is garaging and off-street parking for several vehicles and ample water supply with six tanks and a bore.

Source: Barfoot & Thompson.