An international ammunition smuggling syndicate has been busted by troops of 192 Battalion Nigerian Army (NA) operating in 81 Division Area of Responsibility.
According to a statement by the Nigerian army, the syndicate was transporting a truckload of smuggled ammunition to Anambra when the truck was intercepted.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Onyema Nywachukwu, on Monday said the operation took place on Saturday along Ajilete-Owode Road in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State.
He said the development followed an actionable intelligence made available to the troops.
The army spokesperson said the truck was loaded “with 720 packets of Red Star Cartridges of 12 Calibre, containing 25 cartridges per packet, totalling 18, 000 cartridges and an additional 250 packets of live (black) cartridges containing 10 packets each, totalling 2500 cartridges of the same calibre.
“The suspects, identified as Eric Seworvor, a Ghanaian national, and the driver, Mr Lukman Sani, have been taken into custody and are helping with ongoing investigations”.
He said preliminary investigation has revealed that the weapons were smuggled from Mali, via Idiroko International Border.