Even though the issue of narcotics and marijuana to be precise has been settled yet, deals concerning the subject matter have been on the rise. A few days ago, a retired military was apprehended for dealing in narcotic drugs. According to him, the illegal business has been how his large-size family has been fed.
Another narcotic dealer is in the grip of the law since yesterday, September 2, 2021, at about 10:45 am. A team of Special Weapon And Tactics (SWAT) officers from the National Headquarters Operations upon a tip-off arrested one, Samuel Asante, at the Christiansburg Castle junction area. He was trading in substances suspected to be narcotics.
Upon his arrest, the police searched the suspect thoroughly. In the process, the Police found and retrieved some suspicious items from his room. The items include seven (7) sacks full of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp and ten (10) bottles of alcoholic drinks brewed with substances suspected to be Indian hemp.
Apparently, the narcotic drugs dealer laces alcohol with the weeds to make it more effective.
This brings to mind an incident that happened last year on November 28. The Ghana Police arrested three suspects at Monte Carlo Pub, Tema, in the Greater Accra region for lacing alcohol with cannabis.
Aside from that, Police in Ashaiman in the Greater Accra region on 4th June 2021 arrested four men suspected to be narcotic drugs dealers. These men were carrying 892 slabs of plant material in a Benz bus with registration number GR-2913-G. The police suspect that the plant material is narcotics they were conveying to Carl’s Hotel. The hotel is in Bethlehem, a suburb in Ashaiman.
The Ghana Police Service has promised to help curtail crime and ensure law and order in the country. It has revealed that the institution will adopt strategies to rid communities of criminals. These are attempts to prevent crimes and ensure law and order in the country. Therefore, the police is encouraging the general public to assist them with information on criminal activities.