Six Persons, including two women, have been arrested by the Western Regional Police Command for allegedly dealing in narcotic drugs in different communities within the region.
DCOP Ransford Moses Ninson, the Western Regional Police Commander who disclosed this, noted that the Drug Law Enforcement Unit (DLEU) of the Regional Police Command, upon a tip off, visited Akpandue near Aiyinase in the Ellembelle District and arrested Kwasi Emmanuel, who was alleged to have been dealing in Indian hemp, also called wee.
The regional police boss said a search in Emmanuel’s room revealed seven (7) bales containing 185 compressed parcels of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, and some tubers of yam which the suspect said he used to cover the drug to outwit the police.
Upon interrogation, the suspect stated that he brought the exhibit from Tain in the Brong Ahafo Region.
Members of the unit stormed Alusinu, also in the area, and arrested Erzuah Anatsi, 63, and his son, Ibrahim Abdulai, 34, both natives of Awodua in the region for allegedly keeping thirty-five (35) wrappers and quantities of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.
The two suspects admitted ownership of the exhibit.
The officers of the DLEU also visited Nyamekogyina, where two women, Mary Kwame, 29, a native of Awiabo in the region and Lucy Bara, 42 and a native of Nandom in the Upper East Region, as well as a 48-year-old man, Emmanuel Prah, a native of Elmina, were arrested for allegedly dealing in Indian hemp.
When a search was conducted in their room, three parcels and quantities of dried leaves suspected to be wee were found. The suspects admitted ownership of the substance.
DCOP Ninson stressed that his outfit would continue to arrest the criminals who dealt in narcotic drugs, which he noted was negatively affecting the lives of the youth in the region, in order to make the place a safe area to live in.
Source Daily Guide