The leader of a gang that swore to rid Ngaruawahia of P dealers says he's lost an eye for his efforts.
Jamie Pink, head of the Waikato town's Tribal Huk gang, drove his Ford Explorer into the Waikato Times' carpark on Monday morning, the paper reports.
The car was riddled with bullet holes and covered in blood stains, the result of a confrontation on a rural back road at the weekend.
"It's over," he told the Times. "I've lost an eyeball, but all good."
Mr Pink, wearing an eye patch, said the gang's effort to drive meth dealers out of town is complete.
Police have confirmed to Newshub they are now in possession of the vehicle.
Efforts to contact Mr Pink so far have been unsuccessful.
The gang gave P dealers 24 hours to leave Ngaruawahia 10 days ago.
"No more P in Nga. Come on bros, be louder over there or do you like it? Say it bros! Louder!" Mr Pink said at a community meeting.
"We know who they are. Some of them are whanau, but they got to go. Give them 24 hours to stop. Ask nicely first - then they got to go."
Prime Minister John Key backed the gang's move, "so long as it's legal of course".