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High-risk offender arrested

Northland District Headquarters
88 Cameron Street, Whangarei
Tuesday May 27, 2014

Police have arrested a high-risk offender and gang member after he was located at a Far North address last night.

Early in the evening Police received information that a 23-year-old patched member of the Tribesmen Motorcycle Gang, who was wanted by Police for breaching court release conditions, was at a Lake Ohia address on State Highway 10.

The man was believed to be carrying firearms so the Armed Offenders Squad was called in to assist with the man's arrest.

About 11pm he was found at the house and arrested without incident. Police located two firearms, some ammunition and a small amount of cannabis.

Detective Senior Sergeant Rhys Johnston said that interestingly the man had a copy of a newspaper article, with his wanted photo in it, in his pocket.

The man will be facing charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of cannabis, and breach of court release conditions.

He will appear in the Kaitaia District Court today.

ENDS

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