A police officer suspected of dealing in narcotics in the Wa Municipality of the Upper West region has been arrested by the police.

Constable Nana Amoako Donkor is with the Wa Police Band and was arrested with five others after a raid by a team of police officers from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), the Special Weapons and Tactics Unit (SWAT) and the Rapid Deployment Force (RDF).

The Deputy Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP), Edward Oduro Kwarteng said on Monday, December 11, at about 10:20 am, the police gathered intelligence that someone was selling substance believed to be narcotics in his room at a house in Dobile a suburb of Wa.

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He said his team subsequently went to the house and was able to arrest one Hakim Kasim, 28, who was seen wrapping some substance suspected to be narcotic drugs and four others in the house.

Kasim upon interrogation mentioned that the substance he was wrapping was brought to him in a helmet by constable Donkor to sell for him.

DCOP Oduro Kwarteng said Kasim then led the police team to the house of constable Donkor, where he was met at home and arrested.

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Police also retrieved dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp and a smoking pipe from the house of the Constable.