Brett Makiri arrested
Brett Makiri was arrested just
before midnight at an address in Papatoetoe. He will appear
in Auckland District Court today charged with kidnapping,
injuring with intent to injure, unlawful taking of a motor
vehicle and escaping Police custody.
Sergeant John Sutton says Mr Makiri had shaved his head in
an attempt to disguise himself.
The arrest was made by
Auckland Central Crime Squad following the searching of
several houses of Mr Makiri's associates with the assistance
of Counties Manukau Police and Delta Dog Squad.
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