Suspected Kwahu Indian Hemp farmers arraigned before court

The police  arrested 17 suspects in connection with the seven bags of leaves found in Apesika in the Kwahu East District of the Eastern Region.

 

The police  arrested 17 suspects in connection with the seven bags of leaves found in Apesika in the Kwahu East District of the Eastern Region.

According to the Nkawkaw Divisional Police Command , Chief Superintendent Joseph Osafo Peprah, his unit found two hundred and seven bags of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp after a two- hour comb through community.

The  substances were so much that the KIA truck that was used to transport the bags of the substance to the Police Station had to travel two trips, in order to completely transport the substances.

Reports on the grounds suggest that the cultivation and trade of Indian hemp has become rife in  the Kwahu East District.

Sup. Peprah adds that the Police are yet to locate the farms and the traders to whom the substances are sold for onward sale to consumers in other parts of the Eastern Region.

“The people are farmers and not business men, so they were just stocking the substances and expect buyers from other parts of the country”  he said.

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