Crime

Police Apprehend 2 Suspected Firearms Traffickers

The Police command in Plateau says it has arrested two suspects over alleged trafficking of firearms from Plateau to the eastern part of the country through Nasarawa State.

The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said this during news briefing on Friday, in Abuja.

Mr Adejobi said the suspects were arrested, following credible intelligence gathered by operatives of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) on the trafficking of Plateau, through Nasarawa to the East.

According to him, upon receipt of the intelligences, operatives of the IRT swung into action that led to the apprehension of the suspects in April.

He said the suspects were apprehended with two AK47 riffles and 51 rounds of live ammunitions, concealed in a bag of beans.

Mr Adejobi said the firearms, concealed in a bag of beans to beat security checkpoints were meant for onward delivery to Nasarawa, where the receiver was waiting to deliver to the East.

The Police spokesman said investigation had revealed that the suspects were to transport the firearms to Anambra for some criminal elements in the area.

Vanguard/Oluwayemisi Owonikoko

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