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Police recover pistol, cartridges inside polythene bag of smoked fish in Delta

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Operatives of Dragon Patrol, Delta State Police Command, have recovered a locally fabricated pistol and two live cartridges concealed inside a polythene bag containing smoked fish.

The security men were conducting a stop-and-search exercise along the Kwale/Ogwashi-Uku expressway when they intercepted a commercial Sienna bus conveying passengers from Ughelli to Asaba.

The team subjected the passengers to a random search, during which one locally fabricated pistol and two live cartridges were recovered from a suspect, Fedelis Akpos, 23, a resident of Ewhu community, Ughelli South LGA.

DSP Edafe Bright, Police Public Relations Officer said: “The suspect concealed the gun and cartridges inside a polythene bag containing smoked fish to serve as a decoy.”

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He said the suspect is in custody and the investigation is ongoing.

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