National Police Service has released a statement after a suspect in West Pokot was nabbed with deadly weapons by security forces.
According to the statement, officers from Alale Police Station recovered 200 rounds of 7.62×39 mm Special. The weapons were being taken to the West Pokot-Turkan border before the police ambushed the suspect.
The man has been identified as Pius Lorupemoi and is 20 years old. The security officers were alerted by the public, and they swung into action and arrested the suspect at Amakuriat Trading Centre.
"RECOVERY OF AMMUNITIONS/ARREST OF SUSPECT IN WEST POKOT. On May 24, 23 at around 1600 hrs , NPS Officers from Alale Police Station playing decoy role as ammunition buyers, seized 200 rounds of 7.62×39mm Special from a 20 year old male unsuspecting seller, Pius LORUPEMOI, at Amakuriat Trading Centre. Our preliminary investigations suggest that the ammunitions were destined for the West Pokot-Turkana border. NPS takes this opportunity to thank the public for sharing vital information with the Officers, which led this successful recovery." Part of statement released by National Police Service.
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