Drug boss' partner jailed for book-keeping

Kelly Cole kept the books and organised communications for her partner, Nomads' gang chapter head Paul Rodgers (pictured),  Photo / supplied
Kelly Cole kept the books and organised communications for her partner, Nomads' gang chapter head Paul Rodgers (pictured), Photo / supplied

The partner of a Wellington drug boss has been sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison for helping to run an extensive methamphetamine operation.

Kelly Cole, 38, kept the books and organised communications at the direction of Nomads' gang chapter head Paul Rodgers, known as Porky Rimene, who was jailed for 15 years earlier this month.

Cole was sentenced in the High Court at Wellington today for her part in the operation, which supplied at least 1.68kg of methamphetamine from 2009 until February last year.

She earlier pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to supply methamphetamine and cannabis, supplying cannabis, conspiring to launder money, conspiring to obstruct the course of justice and participating in an organised criminal group.

Her partner Rodgers, 40, was sentenced this month on charges including supplying methamphetamine, participating in an organised criminal group, conspiring to supply cannabis, conspiring to obstruct the course of justice and money laundering.

- APNZ

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