Law No. 39/2003 On Preventing and Combating Organized Crime
Chapter I, Article 1-2
Art. 1. The present law regulates specific measures for the prevention and the combating of organized crime at a national and international level.
Art. 2. In the present law, the terms and expressions below have the following meaning:
a) Organized criminal group- is a structured group, formed of three or more persons that exists for a period of time and acts in a coordinated manner to the purpose of committing one or more grave offenses, in order to obtain directly or indirectly a financial benefit or other material benefit. An "organized criminal group" is not the group formed occasionally to the purpose of immediately committing one or more grave offences and which has no continuity or definite structure or pre-established roles for its members inside the group.
b) Grave offence - is that offence which is part of one of the following categories:
c) Offence of transnational character - is any offence, which, as the case presents itself:
d) Informer - the person who has knowledge about an organized criminal group and provides the judicial organs with information or data relevant to the prevention, discovery and sanctioning of the committing of grave offences by one or more members of this group.
New Zealand (Crimes Act 1961)
Section 98A - group is an organized criminal group if it is a group of 3 or more people who have as their objective or one of their objectives - (a) obtaining material benefits from the commission of offences that are punishable by imprisonment for a term of 4 years or more; or (b) obtaining material benefits from conduct outside New Zealand that, if it occurred in New Zealand, would constitute the commission of offences that are punishable by imprisonment for a term of 4 years or more; or (c) the commission of serious violent offences; or (d) conduct outside New Zealand that, if it occurred in New Zealand, would constitute the commission of serious violent offences.