© New Zealand Broadcasting School 2021

Gang members plead guilty to drug, firearm charges

James Regan

Methamphetamine, cannabis and guns were seized from the gang headquarters in Christchurch.

Four members of the Rebels Motorcycle Gang have pleaded guilty to multiple drug and firearms charges in Christchurch this morning.

Baden Clunie, Mark Powhiro, Apirana Ngata and two others were arrested in March 2016 after police raided the gang headquarters.

Police seized firearms, a modest amount of methamphetamine and cannabis and a total of around $21,000 cash when they arrested the gang members.

The arrests came as a result of a 10-month investigation into the Rebels.

Clunie, Powhiro and Ngata, along with another man who has name suppression, will be sentenced in June.