Police foiled a kidnapping that occurred in Wallerfield on Tuesday afternoon.
Around 1:30, the victim was at Antigua Road when three vehicles pulled up, with several persons exiting to confront him about money owed to them.
The man said he knew nothing and was dealt several blows before being forced into a black NZE Toyota Corolla vehicle.
Police were informed and the car was later intercepted along the highway in Mausica.
Three suspects, ages ranging from 21 to 29 years, were arrested and the victim was found in the vehicle.