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  • Updated: November 18, 2023

Anambra: Police arrests alleged gun runner, seizes exhibits

Anambra: Police arrests alleged gun runner, seizes exhibits

Police

The Anambra State Police Command, on Saturday, disclosed it has arrested a major arms dealer with prohibited firearms in the state.

State police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, who made the disclosure in a statement, indicated that the breakthrough followed weeks of surveillance by operatives of the command.

According to Ikenga, about 23 automatic action guns and 625 live cartridges were recovered from the syndicate.

He said, “The Police in Anambra State have arrested a major arms dealer dealing illegally in prohibited firearms in the state.

“The breakthrough followed weeks of intensive surveillance by operatives of the command.

“A total of 21 automatic  and 625 live cartridges were recovered.

“So far, three suspects have been arrested in Onitsha while the investigation is being expanded.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, has commended the operatives involved in the operation on the instruction of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, who guided the operation.”

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