18 year old suspected drug peddler arrested, 14 others escape


The Twifo Praso Divisional Police Command on Monday, arrested an 18 year old boy for allegedly peddling in drugs.

Kumi Gyesi Felix was the only one arrested, after 14 others escaped a Police swoop at Bankyease a suburb of Twifo Praso in the Central Region.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Irene Serwaah Oppong, Central Regional Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Wednesday.

She said between the hours of 1900 hours to 2100 hours on Monday, November 08, the Police embarked on a swoop at Twifo Praso, Bankyease and its environs to flush out illicit drug peddlers.

She said the Police team met a group of young men numbering about 15 who had gathered at a suburb of Bankyease, popularly known as Ghetto.

DSP Oppong said the group on seeing the police took to their heels and left behind ten wrappers of some whitish substances suspected to be cocaine , 16 boxes of Rothmans cigarettes, 12 boxes of matches, five packets of paper wrappers, one torch light, eight mobile phones, one Ghana Card bearing the name of Emmanuel Dadzie and an amount of GHC12.50.

The police after grabbing the one suspect destroyed and set ablaze the make shift structures of the suspected drug peddlers.

According to the PRO, the suspect has been detained to assist police in investigations whilst the aforementioned exhibits are in custody of the Police.

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