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Delta Police nabs gunrunning syndicate, recover 51 guns



­Delta State Police Command has arrested a suspected syndicate of gunrunners in the State.

A statement signed by the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Edafe Bright, displayed on his Twitter handle said the suspects were arrested in Ika North East Local Government area of the State .

Part of the press release reads: “The Command received credible intelligence about a syndicate who specializes in manufacturing locally made guns, and other arms.

“It was on this premise that the Commissioner of Police CP Ari Muhammed Ali, FCIA, psc+ detailed the State Anti-Cult Unit (SACU) to carry out intensive raids in the said area. The team led by the Commander SACU,

“SP Christopher Igbaji, on 31/10/2022, raided the hideout in Emuhu Community, Ika North-East LGA, during which, forty-two (42) locally made single barrel guns, six (6) double barrel guns, three (3) pump action guns, two (2) filing machines, and a tool box containing fabricated

“Materials working tools were recovered. The suspected ring leader, one Peter Okolie ‘m’ 58yrs and nine (9) others all from Agba Quarters Emuhu were arrested, exhibits in custody and investigation is ongoing.

“The CP commended the team for the successful operation and assures all residents in the State that the Command will not relent in the fight against crime and criminality, noting that Proactive Policing and Community Police is key in this fight.

“He adjured all to continue to partner with the Command by giving useful, timely and credible information
That will help the Command to Nip crime in the Bud.”

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