Authorities in New York, USA, have arrested a three-cousin cabal of Ghanaian suspected gun smugglers, who face up to 25 years in prison if found guilty of multiple criminal offences.

Three Ghanaian cousins were arrested in New York 

The New York Police Department's undercover investigation called 'Operation Amazon Pipeline' was required to uncover the alleged criminal activity involving the selling of guns on the streets of Queens, New York.

The suspects, named as 27-year-old Abdul Haruna of the Bronx, 32-year-old Ahmed Mutalib of Georgia, and 30-year-old Murtala Haruna of Cincinnati, are currently in the custody of law enforcement authorities for additional investigation and subsequent trial.

The suspects allegedly put the illicit weaponry, which included pistols, ghost guns, and automatic rifle guns, in Amazon boxes in order to disguise their operations.

The special operation involved an NYPD officer disguising himself and building a working connection with gang members. The cop allegedly purchased guns from the gang members, exposing their criminal actions.

Officers from the NYPD presented 96 firearms recovered from the gang at a press briefing, indicating that additional investigation into the development was ongoing.

Meanwhile, according to a previous story, a 43-year-old man named Muhammadu Ali died tragically unexpectedly after a bullet fired from a locally-made rifle penetrated him during a bulletproof charm potency trial.

The deceased was a resident of Damaiwa Village, Bursali Ward Zaki Local Government Area, Bauchi State, Nigeria.

He had gone into the Damaiwa bush with four others to test the effectiveness of the spell. However, the charm did not work and he was killed by a live bullet.

According to Ahmed Wakil, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Bauchi State, officers received information about the event and raced to the scene before transporting Ali to the hospital. Unfortunately, physicians declared him dead upon arrival.