Meth Dealer Gets His Car Collection Confiscated

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Don’t be like Walter White!

Some people apparently didn’t get that Breaking Bad was a cautionary tale, not a guide to conducting one’s life. Here to help remind you that selling drugs comes with many negative consequences, despite the short-term wealth you might generate, is a lovely story out of New Zealand about a meth dealer who got his entire car collection confiscated by authorities.

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According to NZ Herald, Laki Sulusi was working in early 2020 to supply over six kilograms of meth in New Zealand. That quantity was worth almost $1 million in the island nation, enough for the guy to live like a king. And he apparently did, enjoying quite the car collection, among other fine things.

The problem was two-fold: Sulusi was so ill he was on the verge of death and authorities had locked onto his operation. Police raided several locations, rounding up 16 people, including Sulusi. The man, who had served time before for dealing meth, appeared in court wheelchair bound. Four months later he succumbed to liver disease.

Authorities quickly snatched up anything of value belonging to Sulusi, including his house and car collection. While it’s not clear if police were able to ferret out all of Sulusi’s vehicles, because the man appeared to be actively trying to hide assets doing things like registering vehicles under other names, they were able to take six pretty valuable rides.

Most notable among those is a 2009 Chrysler 300C, a vehicle heavily favored by both American and Kiwi dealers. The man also owned some classics, like a 1963 Ford Galaxie convertible, 1956 Ford F100, and a Ford Jailbar that authorities have had trouble determining the model year for. If you’re American you probably don’t know the Jailbar, a ute made by Ford from 1942 to 1947 for the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Authorities are looking to auction off the listed vehicles as storage costs have risen to almost $20,000 a year. It’s not clear what will happen to any remaining assets of the late Sulusi. However, you can clearly learn that while crime might pay for a little bit, eventually all your cool toys and such will be taken away.  

Steven Symes

Steven Symes is an accomplished automotive journalist with a passion for all things related to cars. His extensive knowledge and love for the automotive world shine through in his writing, which covers a diverse range of topics.

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