The Police Service has arrested three suspects for illegal Possession of firearms.
The two targeted intelligence-led operations conducted at Tema Community 25 and Dansoman on February 21, 2022, led to the retrieval of some weapons and ammunition.
The operation at Tema Community 25 led to the arrest of suspect Abdul Razak, aged 46 years, for possessing a firearm without lawful authority. A search conducted on him at his hideout led to the retrieval of an AK47 assault rifle, 90 rounds of live AK47 ammunition, 4 rounds of 17mm ammunition, a machete and a rubber pistol.
Suspects Hamza Yakubu and Mubarak Yakubu were also arrested at Dansoman. A search conducted on them led to the retrieval of one pump action gun and a pistol.
All three suspects have since been put before the court.
The Police in a statement said “We shall continue to conduct targeted intelligence-led operations to clamp down on criminals and also ensure illegal weapons are retrieved from the society.
We are urging people with information on criminal elements within their communities to report to the police for action.”