A third man arrested in raids that ended an investigation into the Rebels MC gang last week has been remanded in custody at an appearance in the Christchurch District Court.
Baden Kenneth Clunie, 24, was already in custody ahead of today’s appearance before Judge Tony Couch where he entered no pleas to seven new charges.
Clunie had earlier pleaded not guilty to three unrelated firearms charges and was in custody for a case review hearing on April 19. Defence counsel Glenn Dixon said that case was awaiting a report from a police armourer.
Police arrested five members of the Rebels MC in Auckland and Christchurch last week after a series of raids on premises at the end of an investigation that began early last year.
Two men appeared in court in Christchurch last week and were remanded on bail without plea, to appear again in the next two weeks.
The charges against Clunie allege offending in Christchurch in March and April 2016.
He is charged with being part of an organised criminal group that was involved with supply of methamphetamine and cannabis, and had a firearm.
The other charges are possession of methamphetamine for dealing, possession of a pipe for smoking methamphetamine, and unlawful possession of 15 shotgun cartridges, eighty .22 rounds, a loaded pistol, and a dismantled pipe gun.