Ex military officer, 8 others arrested for dealing in narcotics

Eight persons including an ex military officer have been arrested for dealing narcotics.

ASP Joseph Benefo Darkwah, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Tema Regional Police Command, made this revelation at a press briefing at the Tema Regional Police Headquarters.

He said the Regional Command arrested 9 persons, including an ex-military officer, suspected to be dealing in narcotics.

Warrant Officer Class Two George Hagan, aged 52 years, was arrested with a black handbag containing dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.

The other suspects included: Kojo Nyarko, 32 years, Alhassan Abdulaia.k.a Cubicle, Seth Onomah 37, Seletian Duboss, 48, Joshaua Afrifa 53, and Alhassan Nuhu 24.

The rest were: Jerry Atibire 58 and Desmond Wogah 28 years.

He said suspects were picked up at various hide outs within the Ashaiman Municipality and were currently in police custody assisting in investigations.

Items found on them included 258 wrappers of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, two boxes of matches, seven packets of assorted cigarettes, five cigarette filters, five lighters and 14 pairs of scissors.