Three arrested after raid at gang headquarters

Police found 42 grams of methamphetamine during the raid. Photo / Greg Bowker
Police found 42 grams of methamphetamine during the raid. Photo / Greg Bowker

Police have arrested three people after a raid at the headquarters of the notorious Rebels motorcycle gang uncovered illicit drugs, weapons and cash.

Police stormed the Christchurch headquarters of the gang on Thursday in a regional crackdown on the illegal methamphetamine trade.

During the search police found approximately 300 grams of cannabis and 42 grams of methamphetamine with an approximate street value of $40,000.

They also recovered two firearms and a large quantity of cash.

A 21-year-old man faced charges of possession of cannabis for supply and was due to appear in the Christchurch District Court on Wednesday.

A 31-year-old male and 23-year-old female both face charges for receiving stolen property.

The man was to due to appear in court early in May while the woman would appear in court on Wednesday.

Police say further charges are likely.

Police said this week's haul demonstrated once again the Rebels and other gangs others like it,had shown their primary purpose was to profit through the illicit sale of drugs.

They said it caused significant harm to the Canterbury community and police were committed to the ongoing targeting of this type of criminal offending.

They would continue to work with the community to prevent the harm methamphetamine caused and stop the sale of drugs.

- NZ Herald

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