20 Aug 2020

Comancheros gang member pleads guilty to organised crime charge

12:05 pm on 20 August 2020

Another member of the Comancheros motorcycle gang has admitted his role in an organised crime group.

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Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Vetekina Naufahu was among a dozen men arrested after the police raided properties in Auckland last year, seizing $4 million worth of assets.

He pleaded guilty to money laundering, possession of MDMA and participating in an organised crime group in the High Court at Auckland this morning.

Naufau joins three others who have admitted criminal charges ahead of a lengthy trial set down for later this year.

Last week, Jerome Fonua admitted participating in an organised crime group, money laundering and possession of methamphetamine.

Comancheros chapter vice-president Tyson Daniels and Auckland lawyer Andrew Simpson were both jailed for laundering millions for the gang in February.

Naufau and Fonua have both been convicted and will next appear for sentencing on 23 October.

RNZ was among the media outlets and lawyers that dialled into the arraignment remotely today under the alert level 3 protocol.