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Police arrest three suspected gun runners in Anambra, recover 23 pump action rifles

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Police in Anambra have smashed a suspected gun-running syndicate and recovered arms and ammunition.

DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, the police spokesman in the state, stated on Saturday that 23 automatic pump action guns and 625 live cartridges were recovered in the process.

“Three suspected members of the syndicate were arrested in Onitsha while the investigation is being expanded,’’ Ikenga stated.

He added that the breakthrough followed weeks of intensive police surveillance of the syndicate.

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