New Zealand: Any device disrupting cell phone or GPS signals is banned in New Zealand and only the Corrections Department has a licence to use them in prisons. However, OneNews, a media organisation, purchased a jammer from a Taupo-based company, Covert Supply, for USD 169. Now, New Zealand’s Ministry of Economic Development called for investigation.
The company’s director Torin Sosich claimed that he had not broken the law because the product was shipped directly from China, and his website contains a warning about some prohibited goods.
Jammers currently are not on customs’ list of banned items, however this may soon change with tougher rules expected to be introduced next year.