2 men gunned down smuggling 1800 bullets from Uganda

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Officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) gunned down two men who were found smuggling over 1800 bullets from Uganda.

Reports confirmed by Kenyans.co.ke indicate that the group of men on motorbikes were waylaid by the detectives at Kitalakapel in West Pokot.

The DCI detectives had intelligence that the consignment would be smuggled into the country and laid a trap.

“The suspects refused to stop when the police flagged them down on a motorbike. Officers gave chase, and the suspects fired at the detectives. DCI officers killed the two suspects at the scene,” West Pokot Police Commander Mathews Kuto was quoted.

Other armed members of the gang who were escorting the illegal consignment managed to flee into a thicket and escape.

However, the officers were able to recover an estimated 1,850 bullets in a sack being ferried by the suspects.

The police also confiscated the motorcycle used by the criminals which is set to be used as exhibit in court. 

The men gunned down by police were identified as Lonyang Karen (29) and Kopuonyang Achom (42).

According to West Pokot Police Commander, the bullets are likely part of the weapons and ammunition used by bandits to carry out attack in the region.

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