The Batsonaa Divisional Police Command has in a swoop arrested six persons for possessing narcotic drugs.

Speaking to Ghana News Agency, Head of Public Affairs Unit, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Effia Tenge said the operation was part of measures to avert and reduce criminal activities within the division and its environs.

She said, “Batsonaa Divisional Command under the auspices Of the Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent of Police Julius Kpeberson led teams to swoop on narcotic drug peddling bases at Cambodia near Baatsonaa and arrested six suspected criminals.”

She noted that one Isaac Nkrumah alias ‘Thunder’, is the kingpin in the drug business in the area.

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She said items retrieved from him were eight compressed slabs of plants materials suspected to be narcotic drugs, 135 wraps of leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, 38 sachets, all containing dried leaves suspected to be narcotic drugs, o129 pieces of plant materials also suspected to be narcotic drugs.

She said the police also seized from him a black polythene bag containing a number of dried leaves suspected to be narcotic drugs and items suspected to be used in processing the drugs.

The GNA gathered that suspects had been detained and exhibits retained for investigation.

Meanwhile in a related development, the Baatsonaa Divisional Commander also on August 21, 2020, at about 1723 hours conducted swoops in alleged ghettos and drug peddling areas in the environs and arrested 24 suspects between the ages of 18 and 33 years consisting of 23 males and one female.

DSP Tenge said substances suspected to be narcotic drugs were also retrieved from these suspects.

She said they were being screened for further action.