Ex-league player tried to import meth
A former Tongan rugby league international and player-coach for the Bay Roskill Vikings has pleaded guilty to his part in a multi-million dollar drug deal that turned out to be an elaborate hoax.
William Wolfgramm, a butchery owner from Massey, West Auckland, pleaded guilty in the High Court at Auckland today to conspiracy to supply methamphetamine.
He came under police surveillance in July last year, suspected of attempting to import more than 100kg of methamphetamine from Tonga.
The methamphetamine turned out to be a hoax but Wolfgramm was arrested for his part in trying to secure the class A drug.
Wolfgramm was remanded on bail for sentencing on October 26.
Justice Timothy Brewer ordered reports on the suitability of home detention saying it was an unusual case and there was "at least the possibility" of a non-custodial sentence.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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