Police in the Northern Region have expressed worry,over the upsurge in the smuggling of unregistered weapons in the area.
According to Northern regional commander of the service, DCOP Adusei Sarpong, recent developments including killing of four traders by unknown Gun men at Najong number 1, a community in the Bunkprugu/Yunyoo district, is a case in point.
Addressing the media in Tamale, the police chief revealed that, his outfit will intensify on its monitoring, to clamp down on persons who illegally, multiply unregistered weapons in the region.
DCOP Adusei Sarpong recalled the arrest of some six suspected arms smugglers by the Gambaga divisional command to buttress his point of proliferation of unlicensed weapons in the region.
“On the 8th December 2017 in the morning at about 10:00 oclock, Gambaga police arrested a Nissan patrol with registration number GE5433-16 with six passengers on board including a woman.”
“Upon a search conducted in the vehicle, six pump action guns with 130 BB cartridges were found in the car, and all the occupants were then arrested and brought to the regional police command for investigations.”
He said all the suspects have been transferred to the police CID headquarters for further investigations.
“In view of the seriousness of the case especially with the recent use of weapons in Northern Region, the case is been transferred to the CID headquarters for further investigations. Forensic investigations need to be conducted on the weapons, and that is why the case has been transferred to the police CID headquarters.”