Ghana Seizes Arms Believed Bound for Nigeria

Posted January 11th, 2012 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Ghana say they have seized a truckload of weapons believed to be headed to Nigeria, where the government is struggling to contain sectarian violence and protests over rising fuel costs.

Authorities say they found double-barrel guns and ammunition inside a truck marked with the name of a soft drink company. Police say the items were hidden beneath a metal plate in the truck.

The seizure took place in Ghana's capital, Accra, on Tuesday after authorities received a tip.

Police arrested five people, including two Nigerian nationals and three suspects from Ghana.