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Customs issue warning over cannabis seed websites – 'no way this is legal'

Customs say an increasing number of Kiwis are ordering cannabis seeds online, after being duped by overseas companies claiming they're based in New Zealand and the transaction is perfectly legal.

Companies promise to ship to your door without authorities finding out, but as Seven Sharp discovers, that's far from the truth. Source: Seven Sharp

The seeds are actually coming from the Netherlands where the laws are very different from here.

"We note down what's in the package, who it is going to, how many seeds there are and we share that information with New Zealand police," a customs staff member told Seven Sharp.

Police told us that when customs refers a case of seed importation to them the relevant district staff will follow it up on a case by case basis.

So far this year more than 28,000 seeds have been intercepted by New Zealand customs.