police arrested more than 50 people in a
raid on an illegal gang bar in Nelson
officers and armed offenders squad
members raided the Red Devils gang house
on Natalie St shortly before midnight
with a warrant issued under the Sale of
Liquor Act, Nelson area commander
Inspector Brian McGurk said.
seized a large amount of alcohol, a cash
till, two fridges, five laptop
computers, suspected illegal drugs,
documents, and more than $7000 cash.
people were arrested and charged with
allowing an unlicensed premise to be
used for the sale of liquor.
people are likely to face charges of
being found on an unlicensed premise
kept as a place of resort for the
consumption of liquor.
was charged with obstructing police,
while another two people were charged
with possession of methamphetamine.
told NZPA the gang property, an old
house at the end of a cul-de-sac in a
commercial area, was surrounded by high
wooden fences on all sides.
kitchen area had been set up as a bar
with a cash till, fridges full of
alcohol and glassware.
was the first on the property, and
followed a police investigation into
activities at the address.
said the Red Devils were regarded as a
puppet gang of the Hells Angels. Members
of the Hells Angels and the Headhunters
were among those charged.
from Christchurch and armed offenders
squad members assisted with the raid
because of the large number of people at
the gang address.
said police were also aware that one of
the gang members had recently been
arrested for allegedly importing a
people facing charges have been remanded
on bail to appear in Nelson District
Court on September 28.