Six arrested over illegal AK 47 transaction

On Friday 3rd December 2021, The police arrested six suspects for their involvement in an illegal AK 47 transaction.

The six are Alhassan Jamah, Bashiru Salifu, Kassim Aninga, Mohammed Asako, Salifu James and Ibrahim Mohammed. In a statement issued by the police on Monday (6 December 2021), the first suspect, Alhassan Jamah, was arrested near Osino by the National Operations Directorate Highway patrol during a stop and search operation.

“An AK 47 rifle with twelve rounds of ammunition was found hidden in his travelling bag on an Accra-Bawku bound Yuton bus,” the police statement added.

The police say an intelligence-led operation later led to the arrest of the other five for involvement in illegal arms transaction.

Read the statement below:

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