The Anambra State Police Command said it has intercepted a gun-running syndicate and arrested a major arms dealer dealing in prohibited firearms in the state.
A statement issued by the state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, on Saturday, indicated that the breakthrough followed weeks of surveillance by operatives of the command.
Ikenga added that 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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