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One arrested and two police firearms recovered in Busia

Two firearms belonging to the police and stolen from a GSU camp in Kopsiro, Bungoma County have been recovered.

“Two police firearms that had been stolen from a GSU camp in Kopsiro, Bungoma County, on August 23, have been been recovered and the main suspect arrested.

The G3 rifles one of which was loaded with 20 rounds of 7.62mm caliber disappeared mysteriously from Korngotuny GSU camp, prompting an operation led by sleuths from the elite Crime Research & Intelligence Bureau to recover them.” said DCI

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The prime suspect identified as Isaac Wanzala who is a former GSU officer and hails from Nambale, Busia County is believed to have sneaked into the camp and made away with the firearms undetected.

A spirited fight by the officers smoked Wanzala out of a sugarcane plantation where he had been hiding before leading the police the bank of River Sio where the firearms were recovered.

“A raid was conducted at the suspect’s home today at dawn, prompting the thug to sneak into a nearby sugarcane plantation to evade arrest.

But the officers who were determined to arrest him mounted a spirited search that lasted for hours in the vast field of sugarcane and finally smoked him out.

The thug who appeared not to have forgotten his concealment lessons at the paramilitary unit, had utilized the available thick cover of the cane in an attempt to deceive our men, but gave up when the detectives deployed plan B of their operation.

After being apprehended, he led the officers to the banks of River Sio, that snakes close to his father’s land where the firearms were recovered buried on the ground.” said DCI

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