Operation Puff Adder: Police arrest 93 kidnap suspects, recover weapons

Operation Puff Adder: Police arrest 93 kidnap suspects, recover weapons
May 17
09:43 2019

Frank Mba, the police spokesman, says 93 suspects have been arrested for kidnapping and recovered dangerous weapons from them.

In a statement released on Thursday, Mba said officers attached to Operation Puff Adder arrested the suspects from different locations in the north-central, north-western and north-eastern parts of the country.

The police spokesman said the force will carry out investigations to track and uncover the source of arms used by the criminals, identify their collaborators and bring them to justice.

“The unrelenting and aggressive counter kidnapping strategies of the Police in the fight against kidnapping and other heinous crimes in the country have continued to yield positive results as Police Operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder recorded yet another harvest of criminal elements,” Mba said.

“A total of Ninety Three (93) kidnap suspects were arrested from different parts of the North-Central, North-Western and North-Eastern parts of the Country.

“In addition, operatives of Operation Puff Adder recovered One (1) rocket launcher, Thirty-five (35) AK47 rifles, Ten (10) locally-made AK47 rifles and Five hundred (500) live ammunition.

“Also recovered from the hoodlums are eight (8) locally-made revolver pistols, ten (10) pairs of military camouflage uniform, two (2) operational vehicles, and other incriminating items.”

The force spokesperson said the achievement recorded in the operations shows that security agents are now winning the war against crime.

“Meanwhile, Police investigators backed by their counterparts in the Forensic and Technical Intelligence Units have commenced a comprehensive investigation of all the Ninety-three (93) suspects arrested in these operations,” Mba said.

“The investigations among other things are aimed at tracking, uncovering and disrupting the sources of arms supply to the criminal groups, as well as identifying their collaborators, and bringing all involved in these heinous crimes to justice.”


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