Four arrested after police raid Christchurch properties linked to Head Hunters gang

Four people have been arrested after police raided two properties on Wednesday linked to the Head Hunters gang in Christchurch.

Police executed search warrants on Wednesday morning at a Vickerys Rd property in Wigram and a Cashmere house, a police spokeswoman said.

A police spokeswoman said the armed offenders squad took part in the raids "as a precaution".

All four appeared in the Christchurch District Court on Wednesday on a variety of charges, including possession of explosives, ammunition and class A drugs.

"AOS staff were in attendance as a precaution," the spokeswoman said. 

Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Farrant said police arrested two men in their 30s, another in his 50s and a woman in relation to the search warrants.

An armed officer was guarding the gate of the Vickerys Rd property yesterday, while a scene photographer and officers searched the property.

Armed police outside a Vickerys Rd property linked to the Head Hunters. Photo: Geoff Sloan
Armed police outside a Vickerys Rd property linked to the Head Hunters. Photo: Geoff Sloan







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