Thieving kidnappers receive lengthy prison sentences

A DRUG-FUELLED kidnapping during which two local men forced another Mount Gambier man to withdraw $8000 from a bank has led to the pair receiving lengthy prison sentences.

New Zealand-born Benjamin Peter Aranui, 30, and local man Adam Gary Wiggins, 33, appeared in the Adelaide District Court on Tuesday to be sentenced for charges of false imprisonment, aggravated theft and aggravated robbery.

The pair were found guilty of the offences at trial in October and Judge Gordon Barrett showed no leniency when sentencing the two men this week.

Facing an extra charge of attempting to dissuade a witness, Wiggins was sentenced to eight


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