Police in the Eastern Region have impounded an Opel Astra Caravan loaded with sacks of compressed dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp at Boti in the Yilo Krobo District.
The driver of the car, along with a passenger, abandoned the vehicle and fled into the bushes at Huhunya after a police chase.
The Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, who confirmed the incident to Citi News said the police are now searching for the suspects.
“On 4th April around 7:30 pm, police had a tip-off that the Opel Astra had loaded substances contained in sacks suspected to be Indian hemp heading to Huhunya from Boti falls area. Police then proceeded to the area and upon reaching a section of the Boti Huhunya road spotted the said vehicle.”
“The driver on seeing the police then sped off, and after a hot chase from the police, he then abandoned the car at a section between the Porpornya and Guata stretch leaving the ignition on. After a search in the car, seven sacks of dried leaves suspected to be Indian herbs were retrieved, photographs were taken, and the car has been towed to the Asesewa police station to help assist with police investigations,” he narrated.
ASP Ebenezer Tetteh added that police “are speeding up with investigations to identify and arrest the driver and his accomplice and prosecute them.”