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30 Indian hemp related arrests made in Volta region

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A total of 30 Indian hemp related arrests involving 26 people aged between 19 and 32 years have made in the Volta Region since January.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Mr Alex Bedie, Volta Regional Police Commander, announced this at a news briefing in Ho on Friday.

Mr Bedie said the biggest haul of 40 slabs of the prohibited drug took place at the Central Lorry Station in Ho on March 30, in which Obera Olika, a 24 year old Nigerian, was arrested.

Mr Bedie said Olika led the Police on a fruitless search for his alleged supplier at Anum-Asikuma in the Eastern Region.

He said at about 0430 hours on April 6, the Police Highway patrol team arrested a motor hearse with registration number VR 19-10 with 129 slabs of the herb on the Ho-Kpetoe highway, following a tip-off.

Mr Bedie said Eworfe Agrippa, 32, who was driving the hearse, was arrested but the owner of the illicit goods whose name Agrippa gave as Kofie from Sokode-Gborgame managed to escape.

He said State Security Operatives, acting on a tip-off, arrested three people on April 7 this year between Blekusu and Adina just before 0300 hours with 30 large rubber container gallons of pre-mix fuel destined for Beat 9 on the border between Aflao and Lome.

Mr Bedie said the consignment was traced to Vodza where 30 other containers of the fuel were recovered.

He said three people were arrested.

They are Kofi Badi rpt Badi, 39, driver of the Vectra Saloon car with registration number GR7733 S, Amina Akpedo 19, hairdresser, and William Tofa 19, the driver’s mate.

Source: GNA

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