Security Swoop Arrests 42

A joint security
swoop carried out in the Northern Region has led to the arrest of some 42
persons from various locations in the Region. The 42 were arrested for various
offences including illegal manufacturing of weapons and possession of
substances believed to be narcotic drugs.

Four of the
suspects were arrested at Karaga while 38 were arrested at Yendi, Cheriponi and
Saboba all in the Northern Region.

At Karaga, a 60
year old blacksmith, Mahamadu Fuseini and his co-worker, Mohammed Suraju, were arrested
for illegal manufacturing of guns and other weapons. Upon the arrest, 73
locally manufactured long barrel guns, a locally manufactured pistol and 83
metal pipes were retrieved from their location of arrest.

Other items such
as three hacksaw blades, two hammers, three G-clamps, three iron files and a
grinding machine believed to be their working tools were retrieved by the joint

Three bags of
dried leaves suspected to be indian hemp, four pairs of scissors, four pairs of
slippers, two cutlasses, three mobile phones among other things were also
retrieved from them.

Two others,
Yussif Iddrisu, 53, and Abdul-Somed Baba, 27, were also arrested in a bush near
the Karaga cemetery for possession of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.

A bag of the dried
leaves, two pairs of scissors and an amount of GH¢ 18.60 were also retrieved
from the house of one other suspect who is currently on the run.

The joint
operation which DAILY GUIDE sources revealed, code named ‘Operation Kundanlgou’
is a National security initiative comprising the police, military, immigration
and customs.

The suspects are currently in the custody of the Northern Regional Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service pending investigation.

FROM Eric Kombat, Karaga

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