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police intercept bus-load of smuggled ammunition

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Police in the Northern Region have intercepted a bus-load of a cache of ammunition allegedly belonging to some prominent politicians in the region.

The Northern Regional Police Command is yet to release the names of the politicians involved.

Based on intelligence information, police officers conducted a search Saturday night on a bus with registration number ER 3336X which was travelling from Kumasi to Bunkprugu Yonyoo.

The police retrieved military accoutrements including 80 9mm rounds of pistols and 178 rounds of AK 47 ammunition concealed under the driver’s seat.

The Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Chief Inspector Ebenezer Tetteh told Joy News the driver, Abdalla Yaro, 28, and his mate Ibrahim, 20, would be arraigned before court on Monday for illegal possession of weapons.

Chief Inspector Tetteh said some top political figures are alleged to be behind the smuggling.

“The Northern Regional Police Command has been receiving intelligence information about some prominent politicians in the North who want to smuggle some arms and ammunition into the area,” he disclosed.

Chief Inspector Ebenezer Tetteh appealed to members of the public to be vigilant and report anything suspicious to the police.

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