Men caught smuggling trunk full of KFC into locked-down Auckland

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Police in New Zealand caught two men trying to smuggle a trunk full of KFC into Auckland, which has strict COVID-19 measures that ban takeout orders from restaurants.

The two alleged gang associates were caught by police after they noticed a suspicious-looking vehicle on a gravel road, which then tried to evade police, the police spokesperson told BBC.

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

Pictures showed three buckets of chicken, 10 cups of coleslaw and other items from the fast-food chain, according to BBC. Police also found $70,000 in cash.

Auckland’s Level 4 lockdown means all restaurants must remain closed, including no take out. 

The two men could face a hefty fine or jail time for violating public health guidance and other charges likely to arise as a police investigate the incident. 

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