Police intensify relentless clampdown on criminals in Accra, arrest 378 in swoops
Police intensify relentless clampdown on criminals
As part of an ongoing clampdown on criminal activities in the capital Accra, the Regional Police Command has arrested 378 suspects in a series of swoops.
The persons picked include 354 males and 24 female suspects.
They were picked up from different locations during a one-week operation, which started on Tuesday, July 13, and ended on Monday, July 19, 2021.
According to the Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Efia Tenge, the swoops were conducted simultaneously across all divisions and district commands in areas like Sowutuom, Kwabenya, Osu, Kotobabi, Airport, Dansoman, Oyibi, Mamprobi, Abokobi, Ayi Mensah, Darkuman, Cantonments, Kaneshie, Korle Bu, Kokrobite, Adenta, Tesano, Legon and Nungua.
She said the suspects are between the ages of 19 to 57 years and they have been detained for screening and those found culpable will be arraigned before court.
“Items retrieved included quantities of dried leaves suspected to be Marijuana or Indian hemp, sachets of liquid substances laced with narcotics, 33 motorbikes, laptops, mobile phones, knives, cutlasses and other offensive weapons,” DSP Tenge disclosed.
She urged the public to continue to offer the police the needed support and reliable information in the effort to fight crime in Accra.
She said the police would continue to work assiduously to ensure public safety.