Police in Delta State have arrested suspected arms dealers and recovered six locally made guns and 114 live cartridges.
According to a statement by the State Police Command Spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe, a 80-year-old suspect, Omoraka James was arrested in Kokori on Thursday, for allegedly selling cartridges to criminals.
“The suspect’s premises was raided by the Command Raider’s Unit on the strength of an information received that he deals in Cartridges, sells to hoodlums which they use in carrying out various nefarious activities. One hundred and fourteen (114) rounds of live cartridges were recovered from him,” the statement read.
In another operation, the State Police’s special squad known as Eagle Net while on stop and search duty along Sapele-Benin Express way, intercepted a Toyota Hiace Bus with reg no OLG 13 EFR and subjected the passengers to a search.
During the search, six locally made double barrel guns concealed in an umbrella belonging to one Mrs. Victoria Itila were recovered. The suspect was arrested and investigation is ongoing.