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[ 2017-10-12 ]

245 suspected drug peddlers, prostitutes arrested in Ashanti
Police in the Ashanti Region have commenced
the screening of 245 persons suspected to be drug
peddlers and prostitutes in a massive swoop.

According to the police, the exercise was
conducted simultaneously in various parts of the
region including areas such as Asokwa, Manhyia,
Suame, Ejisu and the Tafo Pankrono Divisions.

Ashanti Regional Police Commander, COP Ken Yeboah,
addressing journalists on the swoop described the
exercise as one of the biggest swoops in the

He said the command has commenced investigations
and screening of the suspects, and those found
culpable would be prosecuted to serve as a
deterrent to other would-be criminals.

He indicated that, five (5) of the suspects who
were found with substances suspected to be Indian
hemp, have been handed over to the Drug Law
Enforcement Unit for further investigations.

He added that, thirty-five (35) other female
suspects also believed to be sex workers have been
handed over to the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit for
further investigations.

COP Yeboah revealed that, he will inform the
Nigerian High Commissioner about the activities of
some of his nationals engaging in illicit
activities in Ghana, when he visits the Command on
Friday, 13th October, 2017.

He warned that police will not give heed to
persons who would want to intercede for some of
the suspects.

Breakdown of the hideouts of the suspects:

1. Ashanti Central Division – One hundred and two
(102) suspects were arrested at Pampaso, PZ area,
Ahodwo, Adam, Railways, Columbia and

2. Asokwa Division – Eighty-six (86) were rounded
up at Ashfo BB, Neoplan station and Sokoban Wood

3. Manhyia Division – Twenty-six (26) suspects
were picked up at Alaba, Tinker Island, Affordable
Housing and Akwatia-Line.

4. Ejisu Division – Sixteen (16) suspects were
rounded up at Besease, Ejisu Zongo, Abenase and

5. Tafo-Pankrono Division- Nine (9) suspects were
also rounded up at Pankrono, Ahwiaa and Moshie

6. Suame Division – Six (6) suspects were rounded
up at Kotoko.

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