Patched mobster facing P charge
A patched Mongrel Mob member from Marlborough and a mob associate have been remanded in custody on a string of charges, including aggravated robbery and dealing methamphetamine.
Mongrel Mob Aotearoa member Angus Hendrix Ngarangione, 23, of Blenheim, appeared in the Blenheim District Court on Friday on 16 charges.
The charges relate to alleged offences that span over two years, from March 2012 to March this year and include offering to supply methamphetamine, commonly known as P, offering to supply LSD, intimidation, theft and aggravated robbery.
Ngarangione's occupation was not on the charge sheet.
Judge Richard Russell denied his application for bail and remanded him in custody until today.
Former Mongrel Mob associate Richard Steven Maddock, 53, of Mayfield, appeared in court on eight charges, including a charge of supplying methamphetamine.
The charges relate to alleged offences between June 2012 and November 2013.
The judge denied his application for bail and remanded him in custody until April 23.
Both men were arrested on Thursday as part of a police operation targeting Mongrel Mob drug activities, known as Operation Farewell.
Police carried out 20 search warrants across the country in September as part of the operation. Twenty people were arrested, including seven patched Mongrel Mob members. The searches included nine Marlborough addresses, where 14 people were arrested.