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17.12.2005 Crime & Punishment

Tema police arrests nine persons for criminal activities

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Tema, Dec. 17, GNA - The Tema Police have begun mounting operations at strategic areas in the municipality to rid off drug peddlers and other criminals to enable citizens go about their yuletide festivities without interferences.

In the process, three drug peddlers and six commercial drivers were arrested on Tuesday for illegal possession of narcotic drugs and obstruction of traffic respectively, Chief Inspector Yaw Nketia-Yeboah, Tema Regional Police Public Affairs Officer told the GNA on Friday. Those arrested for possessing drugs were Cornilies Fianoo, 25-year-old "shoemaker", Ibrahim Nuhu and Amadu Nuhu.

He said while Fianoo was arrested in a plantain farm at Ashaiman, the other two Nuhu's were apprehended at the Tema Community Two Mexico Basic School.

They were found with 27 small and five big wrappers containing dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, a pair of scissors, knife and a bicycle.

The six drivers were also arrested in front of the Tema Municipal Assembly for various traffic offences.

Chief Inspector Nketia-Yeboah said they would be prosecuted after investigations.

He said the operations would continue to clamp down on the undesirables before and after the Christmas holidays and appealed to the public to be law-abiding and cooperate with the police in order to achieve their objective.

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