The Mongols motorcycle gang have been at the centre of gang conflict in the Bay of Plenty and Christchurch since influential members were deported from Australia and established chapters here. Following a long-running covert investigation called Operation Silk, senior gang members and associates face 288 criminal charges including participating in an organised criminal group, money laundering and drug conspiracy. Gangs and organised crime writer Jared Savage reports

A violent turf war between the Mongols and other motorcycle gangs in Tauranga - with at least six shootings - was over control of the local drug trade, according to a covert police investigation alleging

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