The Akyem Asuom District Police Commander DSP Stephen Abanga together with his men have arrested about nine(9) suspected criminals and retrieved large quantities of marijuana and other drugs in a special swoop conducted in Akyem Asuom Township in Kwaebibirim District.
The suspects arrested are Kate Otiwaa, age 43, Asimah Emmanuel, 42, Marfo Peprah, 39, Paul Ankomah, 34, Asiedu Daniel, 42, Kofi Nyarko, 45, Kwarteng Michael, 21, Kwadwo Kyei alias Rasta, 46 and Samuel Amuzu, 32.
According to the Police, the suspects were arrested in three different places in Asuom Township.
Police first arrested suspects Kate Otiwaa and Asimah Emmanuel together with some quantities and wrapped plant substances suspected to be Indian hemp, two boxes of Sparkling Kingsize rolling papers, two bottles, and two gallons of drink mixed with plant substances suspected to be Indian hemp.
On the second swoop, suspects Marfo Peprah, Paul Ankomah, Asiedu Daniel, Kofi Nyarko, Kwarteng Michael, Kwadwo Kyei alias Rasta were arrested together with one parcel of plant substance suspected to be Indian hemp, one pack of Rothmans cigarette which contained 5 pieces of cigarette and 3 wrapped plant substances suspected to be Indian hemp.
The Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Commander DSP Ebenezer Tetteh’s aid the suspects have been detained in cells and exhibits retained as they are being processed to court.
The action of the Police follows series of armed robbery attacks in the Community creating insecurity.