Cocaine, Marijuana seized in Eastern Region

By Maame Aba Afful
Narcotic drugs
Narcotic drugs seized in police opearations

The Eastern Region Police Command has seized 112 wraps of whitish substances suspected to be cocaine and 17 pieces of compressed parcels of Marijuana.

The narcotics were confiscated in separate operations by the Police in the Eastern Region. The suspected cocaine was seized by the Akim Oda Divisional Police Taskforce upon a tip-off on August 8, 2017. 

A suspect, Ibrahim Nuhu, now in Police custody, was travelling with the illicit drug from Oda to Accra when he was arrested.

The Police at Akwadum Check Point on August 9, 2017, during their routine operation also uncovered 17 pieces of compressed parcels of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp in a Toyota Vehicle with registration E/R 2158- 13. Thirteen passengers were on board.

A search in a jute bag revealed the 17 pieces of compressed parcels of dried leaves. The driver, Shaibu Issah 45, told police the items were given to him by a male friend to deliver to one Rasta at Swedru.

The driver has been arrested to assist police with investigations. The Eastern Regional Police Commander, DCOP Simon Afeku said the arrest was made as part of measures put in place by the service to maintain law and order. He reiterated the force's commitment to fighting the drug and other forms of menace in the region and called on the public to provide timely information to the police. Ghana News