Police bust males smuggling KFC hen into metropolis locked down for COVID

Police bust men smuggling KFC chicken into city locked down for COVID

Police in Auckland, New Zealand, caught two males smuggling money and a trunk filled with KFC hen and facet dishes into the locked-down metropolis.

New Zealand Police

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KFC hen may appear fairly irresistible whenever you’re all of the sudden denied entry to it. Whereas town of Auckland was below a Stage 4 lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic this week, two males, known as “gang associates” by New Zealand police, have been caught smuggling not simply money, however a automotive trunk filled with KFC meals into town.

All eating places, even take-out eateries, have been closed for Auckland’s Stage 4 lockdown, so KFC should’ve appeared like a fairly sizzling commodity, even when it was sitting in a automotive trunk — er, boot — rising chilly. Town has since moved to Stage 3, the place cafes, eating places and take-out eating places can provide contactless pick-up, supply or drive by means of.

“Officers observed a suspicious-looking automobile touring on a gravel street and upon seeing the police automotive, the automobile did a U-turn and sped off attempting to evade police,” the New Zealand police assertion learn. “The automobile ultimately pulled over and police established that they had been touring from Hamilton attempting to get into Auckland. The automobile was searched and police situated the money, alongside empty ounce luggage and a considerable amount of takeaways.”

They don’t seem to be kidding about “great amount.” A photograph supplied by the New Zealand police exhibits three hen buckets, 4 giant KFC luggage, about 10 cups of coleslaw and extra. The police didn’t touch upon whether or not the boys have been planning to resell the hen and facet dishes, or in the event that they have been simply actually, actually hungry.

The police additionally seized $100,000 (US $70,000; £51,000, AU$97,000).

The 2 males, aged 23 and 30, will seem in courtroom for breaching the well being order, and the police say different expenses are probably.


The automotive’s trunk was jammed with KFC luggage, filled with takeout hen and facet dishes.

New Zealand Police

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