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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Christchurch Police conducting warrants today in relation to three serious assaults in March located and seized firearms and ammunition.

The firearms, a shotgun, rifle and AR-15-style semi-automatic, were located at one of the addresses.

Three men, two aged 28 and a 22-year-old, have been charged with offences related to the March 21 Victoria Street assaults and participating in an organised criminal group.

The 22-year-old man was also charged with firearms offences.

The investigation is on-going and more arrests are likely.

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Issued by Police Media Centre

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