Boy racers busted after police search leads to 'Pandora's Box' of illegal activity

Police have seized and impounded multiple cars after a bust at a rural property in the Wairarapa.

"A search warrant actioned at a rural property in January opened a Pandora's Box of raw video evidence that is currently being analysed, and will lead to further arrests and vehicle seizures," Senior Sergeant Simon de Wit said in a statement.

The search warrant came after more than 100 boy racers assembled in the Wairarapa in December 2018 and caused "significant" damage to the Woodside Station car park, as well as the road outside Wainuioru School.

RFB Zealand, a Facebook page for car enthusiasts, has spoken out about the raids. The man in charge of the page was one of the racers whose home was raided in January, and was subsequently advised by police to stop posting, as he could face a $2,5000 fine and lose his license if he posted in the group again.

Arrests were made with a number of offenders currently before the court, and Wellington Police say they intend to crack down even harder on dangerous drivers.

"Wellington Police have no tolerance for this type of behaviour and those who use public places as skid pads or race tracks," said Sgt. De Wit.

"Police will continue to do everything we can to clamp down on any illegal driving activity; we don't want drivers on the road who are endangering the lives of people in our communities." 



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