Kumasi police retrieve 179 ammunitions

The police in Kumasi on Tuesday retrieved two AK 47 and 179 ammunitions from a bush at Trede, near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

This followed a tip off to the police that some armed robbers had hidden the guns there and were preparing for an operation later in the evening.

Briefing the press, the Regional Commander of Police, DCOP Mr Kofi Boakye, said following up on the information, the police went to the place and lay ambush for the suspected armed robbers.

However, he said, instead of the robbers turning up, the bush where the arms were hidden caught fire and the ammunitions started exploding.

He said the police had to quickly douse the fire to enable them retrieve the arms.

He said however, that some of the arms were destroyed by the fire.

DCOP Boakye advised people with illegal arms to voluntarily hand them over to the police before they caught up with them.

He said following the arm haul made last weekend, there was renewed confidence of the residents in the service and that people have started volunteering information to the police.

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