Auckland sex workers caught at Blenheim motel without travel exemptions

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Oct 13, 2021 |

Police have charged two sex workers for breaching the Health Order after they travelled from Auckland to Blenheim.

A police spokeswoman said the women, aged 48 and 49, have both been charged with failing to comply with the Health Order and are due to appear in the Blenheim District Court today.

They were arrested in a motel.

The police spokeswoman said Police and the Ministry of Health are continuing to investigate the women’s movements, including when and how they have managed to travel to Blenheim.

The women have been tested for Covid-19 and are awaiting test results. 

All staff interacting with the women wore full PPE.

The six officers who dealt with this woman were initially stood down as a precautionary measure, however, following advice from health officials, Police have subsequently been advised the staff are not required to isolate

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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