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Police nab firearms in border operation

Four suspects and a cache of firearms. The four were nabbed at Garissa border by Kenya police.

Police had yesterday afternoon recovered a cache of firearms and ammunition from four suspects in Nuno area, Garissa County.

In a surreptitious operation conducted by officers from AP’s elite Border Police Unit, 4 AK-47 assault riffles, over 540 rounds of 7.62x39mm calibre, machetes, ballistic helmets, military fatigues among other weapons were recovered from four suspects.

The recovery followed an intelligence report from members of the public who had notified the officers based at Modika Camp, of the four suspicious men who were in a white Toyota probox registration number KDL 610A.

The O/C Modika Camp mobilized his men, who would then move with speed and efficiency and intercepted the four men – identified as Osman Yussuf Gure, 40, Ali Farah Dagane, 39, Ahmed Mohamed Gedi, 29 and Abdullahi Ali Omar, 38.

Detectives are yet to establish the mission of the four suspects who were armed with the deadly arsenal and are currently grilling them at a highly guarded location.

(DCI) Director of Criminal Investigations commended the swift action by the officers based at Modika border Police camp, as the weapons would have had a devastating effect had they been used against innocent civilians.

Insecurity has been rife along border towns and centers due to infiltration of contraband goods and weapons being sneaked through porus borders.

The police were urged to be on the look out, and to corporate with common mwananchi in order to curb the insecurity along Kenya’s border lines.

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