Prime Minister John Key has joined with a new ally - after saying he supports the Ngaruawahia gang Tribal Huk's efforts to address the methamphetamine crisis.
The Waikato town's gang gave P dealers until 6:30pm on Friday to leave or they would be run out of town - with president Jamie Pink saying violence would be used if necessary.
It's a move Mr Key says he welcomes.
"Obviously we welcome any support to do something like that so long as it's legal of course," he said on Monday.
Tribal Huk leader Jamie Pink (Newshub.)
On Friday evening, patched Tribal Huk members were out in numbers in the town, but the only incidents reported were some store owners being told to stop selling the small plastic bags typically used for carrying drugs, according to media on the ground.
"It was remarkably quiet - really, there was nothing," a Police spokeswoman told NZ Newswire.
However, residents tell a different story - reportedly saying that P dealers had been forcibly escorted out of town - and one had been beaten.
It's not the first time Mr Pink has taken the law into his own hands.
In 2008, Mr Pink was sentenced to six months' home detention after busting into a drug dealer's home with a sledgehammer, in what was described as an act of vigilantism against meth.