The Anambra State Police Command said it has recovered about 23 automatic action guns and 625 live cartridges from a gun-running syndicate.
A statement issued by the state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, on Saturday, indicated that the breakthrough followed weeks of surveillance by operatives of the command.
He said, “The Police in Anambra State have arrested a major arms dealer dealing illegally in prohibited firearms in the state.
“The breakthrough followed weeks of intensive surveillance by operatives of the command.
“A total of 21 automatic and 625 live cartridges were recovered.
“So far, three suspects have been arrested in Onitsha while the investigation is being expanded.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, has commended the operatives involved in the operation on the instruction of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, who guided the operation.”