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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Two men will appear in the Hutt Valley District Court this morning following a significant Police operation in Upper Hutt overnight.

The two men, aged 34 and 39, were allegedly responsible for a burglary to an Upper Hutt business premises just after 11.30pm.

Our staff were able to react quickly and trace a vehicle allegedly used by the men to a Gibbons Street property.

With the assistance of police dog units and the Armed Offenders Squad, a cordon was put in place around the Gibbons Street house.

The men were taken into custody just after 1am.

A search of the address located a firearm, drugs and stolen property.   

The men have been charged with offences including burglary. Other charges are being considered.

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Issued by Police Media Centre

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