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12.01.2005 Crime & Punishment

Police confiscates marijuana worth 98 million cedis at Chorkor

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Accra, Jan. 12, GNA - The Narcotics Unit of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, on Wednesday confiscated 49 maxi bags of marijuana, worth 98 million cedis at a house in Chorkor, a suburb of Accra.

Six people are assisting the Police in their investigations. They are: Lydia Addoquaye Aryee, 33, cooked rice seller, Carr Cofie, 45, a trader, Sackey Cofie, 50, a fisherman, Mary Koowa, 67, a housewife and two students, Mary Quansah and Roland Dove.

Mr Patrick Ampewuah, Deputy Director, CID told the Ghana News Agency, that the operation followed a tip-off, that led to the surveillance of the house.

He said during a search, the Police found the hemp sealed in polythene bags in an unoccupied room. Mr Ampewuah said the drug was concealed in maxi bags and covered with charcoal to avoid detection.

He said during investigations occupants of the house mentioned the names of two persons whose identities have been withheld for security reasons as the culprits.

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