Arrested ‘wee’ peddlers tried bribing police with £1,900
The police in Ashaiman have arrested four people for trafficking substances believed to be Indian Hemp in the Kpone Katamanso District of the Greater Accra Region.
The four were arrested at their hideout in an uncompleted warehouse in the district with over a thousand slabs of the suspected Indian hemp leaves in their possession.
The illegal substances were concealed inside boxes which were labelled as 'Fresh yam,' but were discovered after thorough checks by the police.
“The suspects had compressed plant material suspected to be Indian hemp which amounts to 1,668 slabs packaged in a box and on the box was the inscription, 'Fresh Yam – Made in Ghana,' The spokesperson of the Ashaiman Police, ASP Juliana Obeng told Citi News
“There were two different boxes. Some boxes contained some tubers of yam and others which contained substances we suspect to be Indian Hemp,” she added.
She revealed that the suspects had attempted to bribe the police, offering as much as £1,900 to the arresting officers.
“When we made this arrest we had the suspects coming up to give the police of 1, 900 pounds sterling as bribe reason being that they want the police to discontinue with the case and not to arrest them.
“All of these four suspects are in police custody helping with the investigation. We believe that there might be others and so we have a presence in that particular area.”