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Police arrest 21 suspected drug pushers in Tema



The Tema Regional Police Command says it has arrested no fewer than twenty-one drug peddlers at Old-Tulaku, a suburb of Ashaiman and Community 25 in Tema in the Greater Accra Region.

The suspects, arrested in a dawn raid on Saturday, were said to be between the ages of 18 and 51.

In a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday, the Command’s spokesperson, Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP Juliana Obeng, said the operation also led to the retrieval of about 21 motorbikes suspected to have been stolen.

“The operation was led by the Deputy Regional Police Commander, ACP Kwaku Boadu Preprah.

“The operation was part of routine swoops by the command to rid the metropolis off bad nuts and miscreants, who do not allow law-abiding citizens to go about their lawful duties.

“10 suspects were released after screening while 11 others are still in custody assisting in police investigations.

“The motorbikes have been impounded and investigations are ongoing,” the spokesperson added, appealing to the general public to provide the police with timely and accurate information to help reduce crime in the region.

While warning that criminals in the region would be dealt with according to law, Obeng said the police was ready to continue to tackle crime and make the metropolis a safe haven for the citizens.

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