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37-year-old detained for attempting to smuggle pistols from Turkey into Ghana

Police in Istanbul have detained a 37-year-old Ghanaian national for attempting to smuggle 17 pistols into Turkey.

The pistols were confiscated in an operation that the police carried out on June 17, acting on a tip-off.

According to the police, intelligence gathered indicated that the suspect planned sending a package containing pistols using a parcel delivery service in Istanbul’s Fatih suburb.

Upon intercepting the parcel and examining it, the delivery service’s branch found the unlicensed pistols inside a black bag left by the suspect, who has only been identified as W.O.

Police raided a house in the suburb of Şişli and arrested the suspect. Authorities said the suspect was already indicted in Ghana for arms smuggling.

This was disclosed ice in a statement by the Istanbul police, published by Turkish pro-government, Daily Sabah.

Just last week, a Ghanaian businessman who identified himself as ‘Gabon’ and into freight, discovered how guns were being smuggled to Ghana from.

In a video sighted by The Ghana Report, he said, he had a challenge when a bag brought him to send Ghana, containing parcels.

Upon opening the sealed parcels to check what was inside, he found that guns were concealed in the bag a gentleman brought to him.

“The gentleman told me he’ll come back later, but he wasn’t coming, so when it reached the time for us to process the goods for transport, I decided to open it and look at the guns in it,” he said in a viral video shared on Twitter.

Gabon recalled that “they used the same strategy for someone here who is also into cargo business, he opened a sound system, and it was full of guns,” and called on the Ghana embassy to take action.

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