The Greater Accra Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service has embarked on an operation which ended with the arrest of 215 suspected criminals.
This was necessitated by the recent robberies and violence in Accra.
On June 14, InsiderGH.com published a report on a billion van attack at Jamestown. There was also a robbery at Pig Farm, the killing of a 43-year-old man, as well as the Honeysuckle forex bureau attack and shooting.
The three-day operation which began on Thursday, June 17, 2021, and ended on Sunday, June 20, 2021, rounded up 17 women amongst the 215 suspected criminals.
According to a statement released by the police, “the areas of focus for the exercise include Korlebu, Tesano, Amasaman, Nima, Dansoman, Abokobi, Accra central, Teshie, Madina, Bastona, Jamestown, Osu and Lakeside. The 3-day operation forms part of efforts to fight violent crimes, drug peddling, and street robberies.”
“The Police mostly intercepted wrapped narcotics substances, sharp implements, mixtures of concoctions laced with narcotics, tramadol, etc. The operation also targeted and impounded 168 motorbikes, believed to be used in facilitating the robberies.”
“The Accra Regional Police Command remains resilient and assures members of the public of providing maximum security as it opens its doors for continuous public cooperation and volunteering of useful information in stemming the ties,” the statement added.