Upper East: Police arrest notorious illegal arms dealer

A statement from the police said the suspect, Cliffort Dinka is currently in police custody assisting with investigations

The police in the Upper East Region have confirmed the arrest of an illegal arms dealer, suspected to be a supplier of arms and ammunition to fuel the Bawku conflict.

The suspect, Cliffort Dinka, according to a statement from the police is a native of Bawku and was arrested on the Bolgatanga-Tamale highway Wednesday (11 May) by a combined motor and vehicle patrol team from the Bolgatanga Division while selling arms to a customer.

The statement said the police acting on intelligence arrested the suspect. It said a search conducted in his room in Zorbisi in the Bolgatanga Municipal revealed one unmarked foreign pistol, two jack knives, a cutlass and a suspected plastic AK 47 toy rifle.

“The suspect is in police custody assisting investigations but the alleged customer managed to escape,” the statement added.

Read the full statement:

Senyalah Castro

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