A 48-year-old Fredericton man has been charged with drug and weapon offences following his arrest Tuesday morning on The TransCanada Highway near Woodstock.

New Brunswick RCMP

RCMP say Robin Moulton is a full-patch member of the Hells Angels MC Nomads N.B. Chapter. A search of Moulton’s car led to the seizure of a quantity of what is believed to be cocaine. Following the execution of search warrants at several sites, RCMP say they have seized a high power rifle with a silencer, a loaded handgun, drugs and drug paraphernalia, and assorted Hells Angels clothing and patches.

Moulton has been charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of a restricted firearm, RCMP say.

He has been remanded in custody pending a court appearance in Woodstock on Friday at 10:30 a.m. The investigation is continuing.

"Outlaw motorcycle gangs are a national priority for the RCMP," says Cpl. Jullie Rogers-Marsh, Media Relations Officer for the RCMP in New Brunswick. "Many of these groups and their support clubs are interconnected. They are not restricted by provincial jurisdictions and have national and international associations."

This investigation is the result of an RCMP-led joint force operation in partnership with the Canadian Border Services Agency, Saint John Police Force, Fredericton Police Force, Kennebecasis Regional Police Force and Edmundston Police.

New Brunswick's law enforcement community is working together to specifically target outlaw motorcycle gangs in the province and to disrupt and dismantle organized crime groups that are harming our communities with illegal activities.