Operatives of the anti-kidnapping unit of the Bayelsa State Police Command have arrested two syndicates trying to ferry 125 rounds of live cartridges and one bag of Indian hemp at Ovom waterside in Yenagoa, the state capital to Southern Ijaw Local Government.
The police spokesman for Bayelsa State, SP Asinim Butswat informed journalists yesterday in Yenagoa that the arrested suspects, one Solomon Ibe, 43, and one Chris Amuka, 23, were arrested while trying to move the gadgets to Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state.
He stated the suspects are helping the police operatives with useful info in the ongoing investigation to unravel the goal of shifting the items to the area.
Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state has recorded several pirate attacks, kidnappings and militants assaults in the latest past.
“The suspects were arrested while attempting to ferry one bag of weed suspected to be Indian hemp and one hundred and twenty-five rounds of live cartridges, to Southern Ijaw Local Government Area and the suspects are helping the police in its investigation,” he stated.