Tuesday, February 7, 2017

All Blacks Bugging: Man Charged

A man, understood to be a security consultant for New Zealand's All Blacks rugby team, has been charged over a listening device found in the team's Sydney hotel room during last year's Bledisloe Cup.

The device — described as similar to that used by law enforcement and spy agencies — was found inside a chair during a routine security search of the team's meeting room at the Intercontinental Hotel at Double Bay ahead of a Bledisloe Cup match against Australia last year.

Adrian Gard, 51, is understood to be a consultant for BGI Security which was contracted by the All Blacks during their Bledisloe Cup campaign.

He has been charged with public mischief over the bugging incident. more