The Ebonyi State Police Command, on Sunday, intercepted 753 live ammunition of General-Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG).
Newspot reports that this was made known in a statement to newsmen by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba.
The ammunition was concealed in a sack being transported in a commercial vehicle from Abakaliki, the State capital, to Umuahia, capital of Abia State.
According to Mba, the ammunition was intercepted following an intelligence-driven covert operation.
He said the interception and recovery of the deadly ammunition, is part of efforts by the Force to identify and crackdown on criminal networks and supply chains for weapons and ammunition in and around the country.
Mba also disclosed that following investigations into the foiled bank robbery on the Onueke branch of a commercial bank in Ebonyi State which occurred last week Tuesday, Policemen led by the Commissioner of Police, Ebonyi State Command, last Thursday stormed the hideout of suspects indicted in the investigations located at Oriuzo village in Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
”The Police team engaged them gallantly and professionally. At the end, three members of the gang including two male and one female met their waterloo following bullet injuries sustained during the exchange of gunfire. Other suspects fled in different directions.
”Two Ak47 riffles, five pump action guns, six pistols, fifty Ak47 ammunition, one hundred and twenty-six cartridges, Jack knives, cutlasses, and a 40-page notebook containing inventories of ammunition purchased by the gang were recovered. A Honda Pilot Jeep with Reg No. ABJ 163 NV used for the foiled bank robbery was also recovered by the Police Team,” he said.