24 Sep 2008

Mercedes Benz confiscated over extra cockles

3:30 pm on 24 September 2008

An Auckland woman has had to forfeit her husband's $70,000 Mercedes Benz after being caught with more than 14 times the limit of cockles.

Miaolan Hu was convicted in Manukau District Court after pleading guilty to possessing more than three times the daily limit of cockles.

She was also ordered to pay a fine of almost $1000 and the Mercedes Benz stationwagon was forfeited to the Crown.

Hu was found to have more than 700 cockles in the vehicle, which was stopped at a routine check at Cockle Bay in Howick.

The daily limit per person is 50.