Thirty suspected criminals believed to be Nigerian nationals have been arrested by the Amasaman Divisional Police Command for allegedly peddling drugs, including dried leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp and Tramadol.
The suspects, between 18 and 34 years, were arrested in three different locations including Amanfrom-Pokuase and part of Amasaman.
According to police reports, the Division in recent times has recorded higher crime rate.
The Amasaman Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Francis Yiribaare, told the Daily Guide that the operation was conducted on Monday May 28, 2018 around 8:30am.
He said the swoop was an intelligence-led operation by ASP John Nuertey at the three locations within his division.
The operation was part of the Division’s ongoing measures to address the gradual re-emergence of violent crime in the area.
The team proceeded to three separate hideouts at Amanfrom, Pokuase and Amasaman, where the suspected criminals were hiding.
He noted that in the first location, 19 suspected criminals being Nigerian nationals were busted.
He noted that in the second location, six more Nigerians were also arrested; they had locked themselves up in their room.
It was at the third location that five persons including four Nigerians and a Liberian were apprehended.
A search conducted in their various hideouts revealed 36 assorted laptop computers, 29 mobile phones, five packs of dried leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp, a number of Tramadol capsules/tablets, 13 modems and pen drives, a liquid concoction suspected to be Indian Hemp Bitters, five screw drivers, a hammer, one Sony Digital Camera, one(1) Shisha Pipe with four and half packs of flavour, one Samsung 3D gadget, 13 ID cards, three (3) wrist watches, one Toyota Corolla Saloon car with registration No GX 691-17 and three Nigerian passports, among other exhibits.
He said the suspects had been detained, pending further investigations and interrogations.
“We also want to cross-check their background very well to find out if any of them is into armed robbery and land violence,” he added.
Source: Daily Guide