A man facing serious drug charges who allegedly removed his electronic bail monitoring bracelet and went on the run from police has been arrested.

Jayden Mills was located by police in Okura, north of Auckland this morning.

Police confirmed he was found at a rural property.

He will appear in the District Court on a number of charges.


Mills featured in the Herald on January 4 after police appealed for information about where he was hiding.

Inspector Dave Glossop said as a result of that coverage and Mills' photograph being published on social media, the arrest was made.

A week before the Mills appeal, Milton Hira was recaptured after being on the run for 373 days.

Police allege he also removed his ankle bracelet.

Soon after the story was published, members of the public called police with information about Hira and he was arrested at a Manurewa property.