Ex-Soldier, 8 Others Grabbed With Marijuana
The Tema Regional Police Command has arrested an ex-Warrant Officer (WO) and eight others for allegedly dealing in marijuana.
WO II George Hagan, 52, was arrested with a black handbag containing dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.
His other accomplices were Kojo Nyarko, 32, Alhassan Abdulai, popularly known as Cubicle, Jerry Atibire, 58, and Desmond Wogah, 28 years.
The rest are Seth Onomah, 37, Seletian Duboss, 48, Joshua Afrifa, 53, and Alhassan Nuhu 24.
At a press briefing at the Tema Regional Police Headquarters, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Joseph Benefo Darkwah revealed that 258 wrappers of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, two boxes of matches, seven packets of assorted cigarettes, five cigarette filters, five lighters and 14 pairs of scissors were found on the nine suspects.
According to the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Regional Command, the suspects were picked up at various hideouts in the Ashaiman Municipality.
He told the media that the suspects had been placed in custody, while investigations on some of their other activities were conducted.
By Suad Yakubu