Wanted Comanchero MC member Jarome Fonua back in custody

Jarome Fonua, 24

A Comanchero OMC member on the run from police is now back in custody.

The Herald reported yesterday that Jarome Fonua – arrested during a major investigation into organised crime – was being hunted by police in Auckland.

Fonua, 24, was one of a dozen people arrested in mid-April after more than 80 police officers raided several Auckland properties as part of Operation Nova – a year-long police investigation into the Comancheros club.

Those arrested face a raft of charges relating to organised crime, money laundering and drug supply.

The raids saw some $4 million in assets seized by police, including firearms and several luxury vehicles such as a Rolls-Royce Wraith and gold-plated Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Fonua – along with Connor Clausen, 28, Tyson Daniels, 30, and Pasilika Naufahu, 31 – have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Police announced on Facebook on Friday that a warrant had been issued for Fonua’s arrest.

A spokesman confirmed this afternoon that he had been located.

He was arrested this morning and will appear in the High Court at Auckland tomorrow.

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Source: NZ Herald