Police Arrest Ganja Kingpins
THE ASHANTI Regional Police have made a huge breakthrough in the fight against the illegal trade of narcotic drugs following a key arrest in the Ashanti region.
The security agents have impounded 47 parcels of dried leaves, suspected to be Indian Hemp also known as ‘wee’ or ‘ganga’ in the local parlance.
The illegal substances were being taken from Kumasi, capital of the Ashanti region, to Benin, when a team of armed policemen made the arrest.
The driver of the vehicle, identified as Zack Yakubu, 37 and his mate, Adamu Zibo, who is 30 years, are currently in police grips, assisting in investigations.
A police source said the suspects were arrested at Buoho near Kumasi on January 11, this year, when the car was journeying to Benin, a West African country.
He said the police got information that a Kumasi to Benin vehicle, being driven by Zack Yakubu, was containing some quantities of narcotics.
He said the vehicle moved from the Boko Station in Kumasi and the police eventually stopped it at Buoho, in the Affigya Kwabre District.
The vehicle, he said, was taken to the police station and after thorough search 47 parcels of suspected Wee were seen hidden in a compartment under the car.