By: KALD & Rita Nedjoh|Voltaonlinegh.com|
The Volta Regional Command has intercepted huge sacks of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp with a street value of about GHS 300,000 in a community in the South Dayi District.
A team of Police officers led by the Regional Operations Commander, ASP Fredrick Banini arrested the illicit goods during an intelligence led operation at Kayira, a community near Kpeve on the midnight of on Saturday, 8 December 2018.
The Regional commander, DCOP Francis Doku during a press briefing said, the 25-member team from the SWAT unit had a tip off that the suspected Indian hemp were kept at the said location and added that upon their entry into the community found two men on a bike and trace them but the two knowing the area very well maneuvered their way through the bush and escaped.
The team, according to DCOP Doku later conducted a search and found 50 sacks and five drums of suspected dried leaves in addition to four locally manufactured guns at a location.
“Putting a street value on the suspected dried leaves, it will be about GHS300, 000,” he revealed, and described this interception as the biggest in recent time.
He added that four suspects, namely Adormla Torvor 70, Gati Samuel 38, Prosper Donkor 27, and Dotse Noah 25 who have been picked up in connection with the crime would be arraign before court on Tuesday.
The Regional Commander noted that investigations are ongoing and samples of the dried leaves will be sent to the Crime Lab for testing.
Watch DCOP Doku Briefing Journalists on the Arrest
DCOP Doku who assured of their commitment to clamp down on such illegal drugs trade in the country, however called on the public to give the police relevant information in that regard.