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Invercargill Police executed a number of search warrants in response to aggravated burglary and kidnapping, which happened on Thursday 19 November.
Three thugs aged 31, 36 and 39 that had gang connections — were arrested in relation to the incident.
They were all charged with aggravated burglary and kidnapping. They are due to appear in Invercargill District Court today.
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The 36-year-old man arrested yesterday will reappear in court on Friday this week on numerous charges, including aggravated burglary, kidnapping, and firearms charges.
Police say enquiries are ongoing and they are not ruling out further arrests or charges.
Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Baird says Police would like to thank members of the public who assisted with the investigation.
“The swift response to this offending shows Police will not tolerate this sort of behaviour in the Southland community.”
“Anyone who witnesses or has any information about gang activity is urged to report it to Police.”
“We are always closely scrutinising gang activity in our area and will take a firm and proactive approach to any offending.”
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