Ashanti Region 245 suspected criminals, prostitutes arrested

The Manhyia Division also rounded up 26 suspects at Alabar, Tinker, Affordable Housing and Akwatia-line.

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About 245 suspected criminals and sex workers have been arrested by the Police in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi.

They were arrested during a swoop on Thursday, October 12.

The criminals include 48 Nigerians, 9 Ivorians, whiles the rest are Ghanaians.


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COP Ken Yeboah,  Ashanti Regional Police Commander speaking to the media after the swoop said "Five of the suspects who were found with dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp have been handed over to the drug law enforcement unit for further investigations, while thirty five (35) female suspects believed to be sex workers have been handed over to the Anti-Human Trafficking unit for further investigations.


"The exercise was conducted simultaneously at Asokwa and Manhyia. The other areas are Ejisu, Tafo Pankrono and Suame."

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He said 102 suspects were arrested at Pampaso, PZ Area, Ahodwo, Adum, Railways, Columbia and Kenyase Abrem by the Ashanti Central Division whiles 86 of the suspects were also arrested by the Asokwa division at Asafo BB, Neoplan Station, Sokoban Wood Village.

play COP Ken Yeboah,  Ashanti Regional Police Commander


The Manhyia Division also rounded up 26 suspects at Alabar, Tinker, Affordable Housing and Akwatia-line.

The Ejisu Division also arrested 16 of them at Besease, Ejisu, Zongo Abenase and Onwie.


The Tafo Pankrono Division rounded up 9 of the suspects at Pankrono, Ahwia and Moshie Zongo while the Suame Division also arrested 6 of them at Kotoko.

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