E/R: Police seizes 112 wrappers of cocaine and 17 parcels of marijuana.

The Eastern Regional Police Command has again seized 112 wrappers of whitish substances suspected to be Cocaine and 17 pieces of compressed parcels of Marijuana.

The two narcotic drugs were seized in separate operations by the Police.

The 112 wrappers of Cocaine was seized by the Akim Oda Divisional Police Taskforce upon intelligence on August 8,2017 .The suspect, Ibrahim Nuhu now in Police custody was possessing the illicit drug in Oda to Accra bound commercial vehicle when he was arrested by the Police .

Akim Oda is notorious for cocaine peddling. The menace became alarming when the key Cocaine baron in the area arrested by the Police in 2016 was shockingly set free by then Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Ebenezer Ampofo.

Police at Akwadum Check Point on August 9,2017 during its routine operation uncovered 17 pieces of compressed parcels of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp in Toyota Fish Commercial Vehicle with registration number E/R 2158- 13 onboard with 13 passengers .

A search in a Ghana must go bag noticed 17 pieces of compressed parcels of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp concealed in brown envelopes

The driver, Shaibu Issah ,45, told Police the items were given to him by a male friend to deliver to one Rasta at Swedru.

The driver has been arrested to assist police investigate the matter.

Confirming the arrests to Starr News, the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Eastern regional Police Command, Inspector Gideon Boateng said, the new Regional Commander, DCOP Simon Afeku cognizant of the drug menace in the region, has expressed commitment to fight the menace in the region.

He however called on the public to provide timely information’s to the police.

Source: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM/ Kojo Ansah