Upper East: Police arrest notorious illegal arms dealer

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.

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