Nine persons are in the grips of the Akyem-Asuom district police in the Eastern Region for possessing quantities of plant substances suspected to be Indian hemp.

They also retrieved two boxes of sparkling Kingsize rolling papers, one pack of cigarettes, one parcel of plant substance suspected to be Marijuana and two polythene bags containing dried leaves believed to be Indian hemp.

The suspects include Kate Otiwaa, Emmanuel Asiamah, Marfo Peprah, Paul Ankomah and Asiedu Daniel.

The rest are Kofi Nyarko, Kwarteng Michael, Kwadwo Kyei and Samuel Amuzu.

Akyem-Asuom Police arrest 9 for possessing illegal drugs

According to the police, the suspects were arrested in a swoop on Thursday, September 30, at 4:00 am.

The police say a search conducted in the house of Emmanuel Asiamah revealed three sacks of plant substances, six yellow tablets containing plant substances believed to be Indian hemp and three boxes of tramadol.

Akyem-Asuom Police arrest 9 for possessing illegal drugs

Meanwhile, the exhibits have been retained at the station pending further investigations.