New Zealanders Michael Murray and Marc Johnson arrested during alleged Hells Angels drug deal in Romania

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The two New Zealanders detained in Romania on charges of cocaine trafficking, along with the alleged boss of the Bucharest branch of the international Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, have been named by prosecutors as Michael Matthews Murray and Marc Patrick Johnson.

They were arrested after raids on eight properties across Bucharest last week aimed at “dismantling an organised criminal group specialised in committing crimes of cross-border high-risk drug trafficking, money laundering and instigation of aggravated murder”.

Romanian authorities allege that Murray and Johnson – New Zealand citizens – were arrested “immediately after negotiating the payment of a quantity of cocaine, what was to be transmitted to New Zealand”.

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