610 parcels of dried leaves suspected to be cannabis were impounded by the police in a water tanker
The police in Kumasi have arrested two people with 610 parcels of dried leaves suspected to be cannabis (wee).
They were concealed in the tank of a water tanker.
The truck with registration number AS-4604-G is currently at the Kumasi Central police station.
According to the Regional Commander, DSP Kofi Boakye, "the police embarked on operations to rip the city of criminals elements and in the course of our patrols last night, around 11:00pm, upon a tip-off, we came across this vehicle which is loaded with Indian hemp."
He said the vehicle was intercepted around 2:00am and investigations by the police revealed that the vehicle was coming from Kwame Danso to Kumasi.
The police gave the names of suspects as Kwabena Alex Num and Martin Gyamfi.
He said the SWAT team under the command of Superintendent Chris Klomega, mounted a barrier at Kodie where the vehicle was intercepted and upon a search, the substances were found.
He said the two accomplice bribed the police with GHC 10,000 adding that the two will be arraigned before court.
He said Gyamfi was also arrested and that the police suspect that there were other kingpins behind the scene financing the illegal business of narcotics.
He added that the police arrested about 100 criminals at the Kejetia market and its environs which he said were inundated with criminals.
DSP Kofi Boakye said the criminals will be arraigned before court for prosecution.