SEE: We've heard of smuggling diamonds, but smuggling KFC? Hmm, that's a new one!

SEE: We've heard of smuggling diamonds, but smuggling KFC? Hmm, that's a new one!

Have you ever smuggled something? And here we felt bad for smuggling a chocolate into the movie theatre...

SEE: We've heard of smuggling diamonds but smuggling KFC...Hmm, that's a new one!
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We can all agree that we have had some challenging times, trying to transition with the initial lockdown and then having to deal with the ups and downs ever since. It has not been an easy time.

Both mentally and physically, people have been going through it. Whether it concerned dealing with the loss of income or trying to make ends meet because your family is relying on you, it's been a reach for many people. So when we heard this story, we thought, what next?

Two men, aged 23 and 30, were caught last Sunday evening trying to smuggle Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) past the Auckland border. Their car was filled with KFC chicken, chips, and 10 tubs of coleslaw - and they also had cash to the value of around R100,000.

According to the BBC, under Auckland’s strict Level 4 lockdown, all restaurants, including take-away services, remain closed. So could this be a case of a serious craving or people trying to make a quick buck?

Seems like they aren't the only ones who have been feeling the pressure of the lockdown. There was another incident that happened this month involving McDonald's...

"This is the second set of charges this month involving illicit takeaway food. Last week, a 20-year-old man was charged for breaking health orders as he left Auckland in search of McDonald's, which he documented on TikTok." (Business Insider)

According to the police, it was unclear as to the intentions of the criminals. Whether they were hoping that the KFC would be a distraction to the fact that they had all the money if they were to be pulled over, or there was more to their intentions...

"The police spokesperson also said that the men would appear in court later in the year for breaching public health rules but added that further charges are also likely." (MSN)

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