The Teshie Police have arrested four persons for possessing two bags of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.
The four suspects have been on the wanted list of the Teshie Police since 2014. They were being sought for in connection with 70 bags of dried leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp which were retrieved from a room at Teshie.
They were said to have absconded in the earlier case.
Police operatives, who had laid ambush, arrested the suspects while they were in a taxi.
They are Salifu Karim, 50, a businessman, Adjetey Sowah, 25, a fisherman, Alhasan Opoku, 29, a farmer, and Daniel Nii Tetteh, 40, a driver.
They were arrested following a tip-off.
Briefing the Daily Graphic, the Teshie District Police Commander, Superintendent of Police, Mr Simons Agbodeka, said about 10 a.m. on January 15, police operatives followed up on information that the suspects were dealing in a narcotic drug and laid ambush for them.
He said the suspects were on board a taxi, with registration number GS 1115Y, when the police intercepted the car.
“A thorough search was conducted and two ‘Ghana must go’ bags were found. The bags contained dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, and the persons on board were subsequently arrested,” he noted.
He said though the four men claimed they did not know one another, the police found that they had each other’s mobile phone numbers saved on their phones.
Later, Karim claimed the bags were given to him by someone he named as Issah, to hand them over to a woman he did not know, but he failed to lead the police to the two persons.
Source: Graphic Online