A former Tongan rugby team manager has pleaded guilty to his part in a multi-million dollar drug deal that turned out to be an elaborate hoax.
Angus Naupoto 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 charge related to activities between June and August 2011.
The methamphetamine turned out not to exist but Naupoto was arrested for his part in trying to secure the massive amount of the class A drug.
He was remanded in custody for sentencing on November 23.
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