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Police bust gun running syndicate in Onitsha, 23 automatic pump action guns recovered



From Ifeoma Ejiofor

Police operatives in Anambra State have arrested a major arms dealer dealing illegally in prohibited firearms in the state.

The news of the arrest was contained in a press statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, Tochukwu Ikenga (DSP) made available to journalists on Saturday.

The PPRO said that the breakthrough followed weeks of intensive surveillance by operatives of the command.

“A total of Twenty-Three Automatic Pump Action Guns and 625 live cartridges were recovered. So far three suspects have been arrested in Onitsha while investigation is being expanded.” He said.

Meanwhile, the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Aderemi Adeoye(CP) has commended the operatives involved in the operation on the instruction of the Inspector-General of Police(IGP), Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun who provided guidance throughout the operation.

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