13 face charges

Thirteen people facing charges related to Operation Crimson appeared in the Invercargill District Court yesterday.

Twelve of the accused, granted interim name suppression, were remanded without plea to March 11.

One man, who also has interim name suppression, pleaded guilty to one charge of possessing a firearm without a licence on November 19 and cultivating a cannabis plant on the same date. He was remanded to May 7 for sentence.

Operation Crimson was a 10-month drug operation targeting the Invercargill-based Road Knights motorcycle gang. More than 20 people were arrested.

The Southland Times