3 Women, 36 Others Arrested For Drug Peddling

A swoop conducted by the Jamestown
Police, have led to the arrest of three women and 36 men, suspected to be
trading in Narcotics.

The suspects, whose identities have
been withheld by the police, were arrested at a drinking spot called
“Konkonsa” bar located at Agbogbloshie, and Bukom Gardens on
September 3, 2019, at dawn.

Some quantities of dried leaves
suspected to be Indian hemp and other drugs suspected to be tramadol were
discovered on the suspects, according to the police. 

The Jamestown District Police
Commander, Superintendent Samuel Odame, who confirmed the arrest to DAILY
said his district embarked on the swoop to clamp down on
the activities of narcotic drug peddlers and other criminal activities perpetrated
by some individuals in the area.

He said the command’s first
point of strike was Konkonsa bar at Agbogbloshie, where 27 suspects were
arrested with quantity of wraps of leaves suspected to be narcotic drugs, retrieved
from them.

“The team later proceeded to
Bukom Gardens where 12 suspects were rounded up, also with quantity of wraps of
leaves suspected to be narcotic drugs.”

He said while leaving the area, a
crowd at Bukom pelted personnel with stones.

He confirmed that the suspects have
already been screened by the police and were in the process of prosecuting
them in court.

By Linda Tenyah-Ayettey