The incident took place in the New Zealand city of Auckland, where severe restrictive measures are in place.
On 19 September, two gang members were arrested in New Zealand who tried to drive to Auckland.
A city banned from free entry due to the pandemic – with more than NZ $ 100,000 in cash (about $ 70,000) and ” a trunk full of KFC’s fast food. “
As reported by New Zealand Police in a statement, officers patrolling the roads near Auckland’s southern border noticed a suspicious vehicle traveling down a gravel road.
“Upon seeing the police car, the car turned around and accelerated, trying to escape the police,” the guards said. The driver then stopped and the vehicle was searched.
Police “located the cash, along with empty bags and a large quantity of takeout.”
The two men, aged 23 and 30, had been traveling from Hamilton trying to enter Auckland, where severe (fourth category) restrictive measures are in place.
Under these rules, residents cannot leave home for no reason, restaurants remain closed, and delivery services do not work.
The detainees have been summoned to appear in court for violating health regulations. Under the national law against the spread of coronavirus, they face prison terms of up to six months or a fine of up to NZ $ 4,000 (about $ 2,800).
The previous week, they had also arrested a man who tried to cross the Auckland border to search for a McDonald’s.