Arrests made in immigration investigation
5 december 2012
Arrests made in
Five people have been
arrested as part of an Immigration New Zealand-led
investigation into allegations of migrant labour
exploitation and other immigration-related
Those arrested face a variety of charges and
will appear in Wellington District Court on Monday 10
December 2012. The investigation is ongoing and further
arrests may be made.
The arrests are a result of a lengthy
investigation by Immigration New Zealand and reflect
Immigration’s focus on preventing exploitation of
A media release will be issued following
Monday’s court appearance. No further comment will be
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