Two gang associates who attempted to enter Auckland with over $100,000 in cash and a car boot full of KFC have been arrested.
A police spokesperson said officers patrolling the back roads near Auckland's southern boundary had noticed a suspicious-looking vehicle travelling on a gravel road.
"Upon seeing the police car, the vehicle did a U-turn and sped off trying to evade police," they said.
"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, have been summonsed to appear in court for breaching the Health Order. Further charges are likely.