The Accra Regional Police Command of the Ghana Police Service has arrested one Haruna Iddrisu, 36, a painter and a gardener by profession for possessing narcotic drugs without lawful authority.
On Tuesday, November 23, the Command gathered that a drug-transporting syndicate which has been on the police wanted list, had managed to transport into Accra some substances suspected to be Indian Hemp.
The substances had been hidden at a secret location, according to the police.
Surveillance was immediately mounted on the movement of members of this syndicate and suspect Haruna Iddrisu was identified as the main distributor.
The police trailed him and succeeded in arresting him at his hideout in Gbetsile, near Ashaiman, together with 228 slabs of dried leaves all suspected to be Indian Hemp.
Investigation into the matter is ongoing, the police promised, adding that further update will be communicated.
“The Command takes this opportunity to warn all criminals to immediately cease their nefarious activities because the Police is poised to come after them.”
Members of the general public have also been encouraged to be vigilant at all times and to timely report suspicious characters or activities to the Police.