New Zealand police have arrested two men with a car full of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and over $100,000 in cash as they tried to cross the border into locked down Auckland amid the pandemic.

As per reports, the men were detained after allegedly trying to flee from police near the Auckland border. When their car was searched, police said they found a large quantity of KFC, as well as the cash and a number of empty ounce bags.

Auckland is in strict lockdown and restaurants are not allowed to open and citizens are not allowed to order takeaway food.


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After the KFC arrest, a police spokesperson said “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 was searched and police located the cash, alongside empty ounce bags and a large number of takeaways.”

Close examination of the police evidence photos revealed at least three buckets of chicken, up to 10 tubs of coleslaw, and an a large quantity of fries.