By Augustine Ehikioya
For allegedly possessing over 104 bags suspected to contain narcotics, Police officials in Ghana have arrested four persons.
They were arrested at Lolonya near Sege in the Greater Accra Region.
A Ghana Police Service statement made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA), said “Police intelligence operation on 5th January 2023, led to the arrest of four suspects for the unlawful possession of over 104 bags of substances suspected to be narcotics at Lolonya near Sege in the Greater Accra Region.
“The four suspects, Ntow Prince, Felix Owusu, Jery Quartey and Daitey Mashack were arrested while discharging sacks of the compressed plant materials into a boat at the seaside at Sege.
“During the arrest, suspect Daitey Mashack who is the Assemblyman of the area attempted to bribe the arresting officers with an amount of Twenty Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH₵ 20,000.00).”
The loaded truck with the substances, the statement said, has been impounded at the Tema Regional Police Headquarters together with the attempted bribe money.
The four suspects, it said, were subsequently put before the Ashaiman Circuit Court on Friday, 6th January 2023, where they have been remanded into Police custody to re-appear on 23rd January, 2023.
“We would like to commend the Police team for their dedication and commitment to the service of our dear country,” the statement stated.