Colombian authorities detained a vessel operated by China`s largest shipping group for illegally transporting thousands of cannon shells, around 100 tonnes of gunpowder and other materials used to make explosives, the attorney general`s office said.
The police in Nigeria embarked on intensive recovery of fire arms in the possession of unauthorised security outfits across the country ahead of the country`s general elections in March, Inspector-General of Police Suleiman Abba said in a statement.
Probing an unusual case of law enforcers turning rogue, NIA has charge sheeted five policemen including one of the rank of Superintendent of Police for allegedly selling arms to cadres of Naga militant group NSCN-IM.
The Supreme Court has questioned the Centre over why the departmental action cannot be initiated for the misconduct against the top ranking Army officers, who have pleaded guilty and were let off with minor punishment for their involvement in the illegal sale of arms.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre why departmental action cannot be initiated for "misconduct" against top ranking Army officers, who have pleaded guilty and let off with minor punishment of reprimand and small fine for their involvement in illegal sale of arms.
Two persons, one of them a B.Sc student, have been arrested for allegedly being part of an interstate gang involved in the distribution of illegal weapons with seven sophisticated firearms having been seized from the duo.