By Samuel Appah-Peniel

The Akuse District Police Command has arrested one Bismark Kofi Boateng aged 26 years for using his vehicle to transport 169 parcels of substance suspected to be narcotic drugs and bribing the police.
The paper gathered thatat the Eastern Regional Police Command, Bismark Boateng confessed that he attempted to bribe the police because he assumed the police would take the money and release the substance and the vehicle to him for the owner.
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The suspect BismarkBoateng explained that his syndicate has been helping the trafficker to transport the substance across Asikuma-Akrade on the ferry for some Nigerians for a fee but he could not give the identity of the owners or his syndicate to the police.

Confirming the arrest to the Moment Newspaper, ASP Yaw Nketia ?Yeboah the Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), said the Akuse district Police command on 12 January had information that an Opel Vectra Saloon car bearing registration number 495-12 was transporting goods suspected to be indian hemp from Juapong to Accra.
ASP Nketia-Yeboah told the paper that immediately the Akuse District Commander, ASP Francis Ackah got the onformation placed his men on routes leading to Accra.

PRO Nketia-Yeboah continued that they later had information from the Kpong Police that the said vehicle had passed them on top speed heading towards Accra but the driver at a point abandoned the vehicle when he saw the police chasing him and escaped into a nearby bush.

He said when the vehicle was searched at the Kpong Police Satation 169 substance suspected to be indian hemp were found in the car boot.
ASP Nketia-Yeboah indicated that after impounding the vehicle, the owner one Bismark Kofi Boateng who doubles as a lotto retailer at Asikuma made overtures to the station officer of Kpong, Chief Inspector Matthias Dagba to come for the substance and vehicle.

ASP Nketia ?Yeboah averred that when the Chief Inspector briefed his Commander in Akuse then directed the Kpong Police Team to feign interest to trap the suspect.
He added that Bismark Kofi Boateng came forward to claim the vehicle and the substance with the documents of the vehicle and added GHC 1000 to influence the police.

ASP Nketia-Yeboah said he was arrested with the exhibits and brought down to the regional police headquarters for further investigations.

The regional police PRO opined that they have detained the suspect to help with investigation while the Opel Vectra, suspected narcotic drugs and the GHC1000 are in custody.

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