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Police seize 621 parcels of "wee" only in three months

Six hundred and twenty-one (621) parcels of marijuana (‘wee’) have been seized by the police in the Greater Accra Region within a space of three months.

The seizure comes as the police intensify the fight against the illegal drug trade in the capital city of Accra.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Iddi Seidu, the Regional Police Commander, vowed to wage a war on the illicit drug business, they would track down and arrest those in the value chain – the importers, the distributors, the farmers and the users.

He told journalists that some suspects have been arrested.

Some of the suspects have been put before court to answer criminal charges and others are having their cases investigated by the police.

DCOP Seidu said their latest seizure of the psychoactive drug involved 278 parcels and the substance pusher was arrested. He gave the name of the suspected drug pusher as Henry Portuphy.

He also cited the arrest of one Haruna Iddrisu, aged 36 years, at Gbetsile near Ashaiman, who was caught with 228 slabs of dried leaves suspected to be ‘wee’.

“Within a period of three months, the regional police command has arrested and seized 621 parcels of compressed dried leaves, with some of the suspects put before the court and others being investigated.”

The Regional Police Commander said they had received information that a drug trafficking syndicate, which had been on their radar, had managed to bring in substances, suspected to be ‘wee’ and hidden the stuff at a secret location. DCOP Seidu warned that they were going to be smoked out.

The police would do everything to make things uncomfortable for people engaged in the hard drugs business.

He discouraged farmers from planting marijuana. “We want to take this opportunity to warn our farmers who are indulging in the cultivation of marijuana to utilize government’s programmes in agriculture to grow foodstuffs to feed Ghanaians instead of growing marijuana which destroy our society.”

He called for people into the illicit drug trade to stop in their own interest because the police were determined to go after them. The police service was committed to fighting crime.

He urged members of the public to remain vigilant and to be bold to flag up any suspicious characters in their community to the police.

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