8 suspects arrested in Central region

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eight suspected criminals
The Central Regional Police Command has arrested eight suspected criminals from their hideouts during a dawn swoop in Cape Coast on Tuesday.
The suspects are Ekow Bentsil 18, Kweku Frimpong 40, Saeed Sam 25, Kojo Mbiri 18, Beliy Thomas 18, Agbovie Mensah 22, Emmanuel Amoah 21, Ekow Ewusie 21, and Mustapha Mohammed 53 years.
A search conducted on them revealed 123 pieces of wrapped plant material and quantity of seeds suspected to be Indian hemp, 10 knives, 24 pairs of scissors, hammers, crow bar, chisel, tape recorder and television sets.
The rest include quantities of materials used to administer narcotic drugs, six lighters, 27 CDs and a taxi cab with registration number GT 5383-12 suspected to be used by a goat stealing syndicate.
The swoop took place around 05:30 hours at the Ntsin and Abura communities in the Cape Coast North and South Constituencies respectively.
The wooden structures and ghetto of the suspects were also demolished and burnt.
Briefing the media after the operation, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) David Nenyi Ampah-Bennin explained that though some suspects were able to escape, the Police would continue to pursue them.
He said the swoop formed part of the strategies to clamp down on drug trafficking and drug abuse with their attendant violent crimes in the crime prone areas within the region.
DCOP Bennin said the suspects were in police custody to assist in investigation.
He called on the public, especially the media, to give information on the hideouts of the criminals to the police.
GNA