The West Mamprusi Divisional Command of the Ghana Police Service has arrested thirteen suspected criminals in a joint police and military operation at Walewale and Wulugu in the North East Region.
Among the suspected criminals is Yakubu Saibu, a notorious drug dealer in the West Mamprusi municipality who was arrested by the security personnel at his residence at Moshie Fongni in Walewale.
The police found two bags of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp in his room after a search was conducted.
According to DSP Cosmos Awe, the West Mamprusi Municipal Police Commander, the suspected drug dealer confirmed that the substance found in his room belonged to him and that he also confirmed that drug peddling was his business.
According to DSP Cosmos Awe, the suspects will soon be arraigned before court after investigations.
“By now the information has gone viral in the Region and the potential criminals will stop planning to undertake any criminal activities, we want to destabilize the criminals because it is through this that they come together to sit and plan so I want to let the crumble know that this is just the beginning and we are never going to stop.”
The swoop was conducted in various criminal hideouts and bases in the West Mamprusi municipality by officers of the Counter-terrorism unit and the military.
A similar swoop was conducted along Tamale – Bolga highway, an area noted for various robberies in the municipality.
Several tomatoes traders who travel to neighbouring Burkina Faso to purchase their goods
have been robbed on this Highway.
DSP Cosmos Awe indicated that the security operatives in the municipality will continue to conduct such swoop to send a signal to criminals.