The Mongols are the "most violent and dangerous" motorcycle gang in America, according to police. Last year, a decade-long prosecution ended with a Californian jury finding the gang guilty of racketeering, conspiracy to murder, attempted murder and drug dealing. One of the gang's members said: "Being a Mongol promises you one of two things – death or prison." Now, the gang has started a chapter in New Zealand.

One of the most notorious bikie gangs in the world has grabbed a foothold in New Zealand for the first time.

The Mongols were first established in the United States in 1969 and spread to 12 other countries, including Australia recently where they quickly earned a reputation for violence.

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