SIX PERSONS suspected to be key dealers in cannabis sativa, also known as Indian hemp or wee, have been apprehended by the Drug Law Enforcement Unit (DLEU) of the Ashanti Regional Police Command.
Agyeman Amankwa, 28, and James Akpeney, 35, were nabbed by the police at Juaben on separate swoops on January 10, 2015 after the police received a distress call about how drug peddlers were committing crimes in the area.
Upon interrogation, the two suspects led the police to arrest the four others who were at the time in possession of large quantities of dried leaves suspected to be cannabis.
The four suspects were Emmanuel Kwadwo Baba, 36, Kwabena Nsiah, 42, Abubakari Zakari, 54 and Collins Asamoah, 21, ASP Charles Appiah, Head of Ashanti Regional DLEU, said.
They were nabbed whilst offloading 267 compressed parcels of dried leaves suspected to be cannabis from a Kia Spectra car registered GC 1662-12, into an Opel taxi, registered AS 5268-U at Ahodwo, an outskirt of Juaben.
ASP Appiah noted that police investigations had revealed that Emmanuel Kwadwo Baba, a farmer at Yabraso near Wenchi in the Brong Ahafo Region, was the key man in the drugs trade in the area.
He said Baba hired Kwabena Nsiah to use his private Kia car to cart the suspected illegal substance from Nsokor in the Brong Ahafo Region to Juaben for distribution to his various customers.
According to the police officer who is noted for his hard work, it was during the process of distributing the suspected cannabis that the police appeared at the scene and made the timely arrest.
ASP Appiah said suspect Abubakar Zakari, a taxi driver from Aboabo in Kumasi, and his errand boy Collins Asamoah, were arrested at the scene, having taken delivery of the illegal substances.
The Ashanti Regional Head of the DLEU disclosed to DAILY GUIDE that the six arrested men were being processed for court.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi
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