Five Rebels MC members arrested after 10-month investigation

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Police arrested five members of the Rebels Motorcycle Club in Auckland and Christchurch today on drug, firearms, and organised crime charges.

The arrests come after a 10 month investigation.

The five men were charged with more than 25 charges between them, including possession and supply of methamphetamine and cannabis.

Police say the investigation forced the bikies out of a "gang pad" located near a local school.
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Police say the investigation forced the bikies out of a "gang pad" located near a local school.


Multiple firearms and quantities of cannabis and methamphetamine were recovered during the investigation.

Police say the investigation forced the bikies out of a "gang pad" located near a local school.

"The arrests today send a clear message to the Rebels from Police that we will not tolerate their criminal behaviour in Canterbury," said Detective Senior Sergeant Jason Stewart in a release.

"The type of social harm caused by these organisations cannot be underestimated and police will continue work to disrupt and dismantle their criminal activities."

"The supply of drugs is a major driver of other crimes such as burglary, assault and theft by people who are trying to finance their drug use." 

The men are due to appear in the Christchurch and Auckland district courts tomorrow.

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