Tribal Huk clears Ngaruawahia of P dealers, as promised
As of Saturday morning, Ngaruawahia is P free, a gang source says.
The Tribal Huk decommissioned 10 P houses in the small Waikato town from overnight on Friday, according to the source.
It is understood that a P dealer who was selling in the town was also assaulted on State Highway 1 in Ngaruawahia on Saturday.
On Thursday at a public meeting in the town, gang president Jamie Pink gave dealers of P, or methamphetamine, 24 hours to get out of town or to expect a visit from the gang.
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It's not the first time Pink has taken on P dealers in Ngaruawahia. In 2007, he used a sledgehammer on a P house after learning his daughter and her cousin had been offered the drug. He was charged over the incident and sentenced to home detention.
More recently, the gang has made headlines for providing daily lunchtime sandwiches to 1000 schoolchildren from Ngaruawahia and Hamilton.
Pink told meeting-goers on Thursday that he took a poll of the children the gang feeds and discovered about 75 percent of them were affected in some way by methamphetamine.
On Friday evening, when Pink's deadline passed, the main street of the town was quiet. Behind the scenes, it was anything but, the source said.
Pink has refused to comment to media since making the speech at the meeting.
The source said five or six P dealers packed up and were peacefully escorted out of town, while the remaining few were given a "hand."
"When it's time to go, it's time to go," he said.
"Those that listened were escorted out. Those that didn't were handled and escorted out. There are no more P dealers in Ngaraz."
A grandmother who did not want to be named said she saw one of the P dealers given a "twack" by a Tribal Huk on SH1 on Saturday.
"Bloody b----ard deserved it, feeding our kids that bloody stuff," she said.
"He bloody went down, I can tell you that. He's going to have a mamae [sore] head when he gets up.
"I'm not going to tell you who did the hitting, because it's none of your business, but I can tell you now - I'd hate to be a bloody wacky cracky dealer in Ngaruawahia."
She said she had no intention of ringing the police about the assault, either.
"I've had my house broken into by bloody kids on this stuff three times. Since the boys [Tribal Huk] started their patrols around the town, it's been bloody heaven."
The gang source would neither confirm nor deny the SH1 assault.
Police said they have received no complaints about the Tribal Huk from Ngaruawahia locals.
An "old school" Black Power source said the drug had plagued members of all gangs, as well as non-gang members.
He could understand Pink's frustration.
"There are gangs that sell it, there are also people not in gangs that sell it, because it brings in the revenue. But it also destroys.
"The Huksta [Pink] has drawn the line in the sand. He's been anti crack for a f---ing long while.
"The Huksta is well known in this world.
"Christ, we probably started in the gangs at about the same time, young bucks in the '70s. I've seen him angry.
"These crack dealers will see him angry and they'd better watch out.
"They ain't dealing with these new show pony gang members, they're dealing with an old school member. We look after our own and we look after our patch, to the death."
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