Defendants plead not guilty in Comancheros case

Four men have entered not guilty pleas to a raft of charges relating to a major sting on the Comancheros gang earlier this month.

Police seized $4 million dollars worth of assets after they stormed 10 properties across Auckland, including Harley Davidson motorcyles, Range Rovers and a Rolls Royce.

Today four of the men at the centre of the gang embraced and shared handshakes when they were reunited in the dock at Auckland District Court.

Name suppression has lapsed for the defendants who are Connor Clausen, Pasilika Naufahu, Jarome Fonua and Tyson Daniels.

Naufahu and Clausen are in custody and face charges of money laundering, conspiracy to deal class B drugs and methamphetamine, possession of a firearm and organised crime.

Daniels and Fonua are on bail and face charges of money laundering and organised crime.

The four men will reappear in court in July 3.