2 Nov 2016

Tribal Huks leader bailed after firearms charges

12:01 pm on 2 November 2016

A Ngaruawahia gang leader has appeared in the Hamilton District Court on two firearms charges.

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Tribal Huks gang leader Jamie Pink. Photo: supplied

Allan James Pink, known as Jamie, is charged with possessing two pump action shot guns.

The charges were laid after police confiscated his vehicle with the weapons inside on Labour Day.

Mr Pink, 45, leads the Tribal Huks gang and claims he has successfully driven meth dealers out of Ngaruawahia.

Mr Pink has said he lost an eye when he was shot at in his car last week, but police said at the time they had not received a complaint about it.

The 45-year-old was wearing an eyepatch covering the injury he said he received, and also had a bandage on his wrist.

About half a dozen of his supporters were in court for his brief appearance.

He was remanded on bail to reappear later this month when pleas would be entered.

Outside court, Mr Pink's lawyer Roger Laybourn said his client did not want to comment on the charges, preferring to focus on his gang's feeding programme in schools and keeping Ngaruawahia free of methamphetamine.

As he left court after signing a bail bond, Mr Pink yelled, "Gotta go and feed the kids," as he walked past waiting media.

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