Gang members caught at Auckland border with $100,000 cash & boot-full of KFC

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Sep 20, 2021 |

Two gang members have been caught by police at the Auckland border with $100,000 cash and KFC.

A police spokesperson said officers patrolling back roads near Auckland’s southern boundary arrested two gang members who were trying to get into Auckland with over $100,000 in cash and a car boot-full of KFC.

“Officers noticed a suspicious-looking vehicle travelling on a gravel road and upon seeing the police car, the vehicle did a u-turn and sped off trying to evade Police.”

The vehicle eventually pulled over and police established they had been travelling from Hamilton trying to get into Auckland.

The vehicle was searched and police located the cash, alongside empty ounce bags and a large amount of takeaways.

Both men, aged 23 and 30, were summonsed to appear in court at a later date for breaching the Health Order and further charges are likely. 

In another incident on Auckland’s northern boundary, police turned around a man who claimed he wanted to cross the border to charge his electric vehicle, despite there not being a charge station where he said he was going. He was turned around.

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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