Four persons have been arrested in Zebilla in the Bawku West District of the Upper East Region for allegedly dealing in narcotic drugs.
Two of them, Rafui Mahamadu, 30 and Simon Adabre, 18, had a total of 589 wrappers of dried leaves suspected to be Cannabis Sativa, popularly known as ‘wee’
The other suspects, 25-year-old Bilal Anambe and George Akansiak, 21 years, who were present at the crime scene are suspected be involved in various crimes in the area.
The Zebilla police commander, Superintendent Ahmed Adam Mahama, told journalists that the police information that a group of young men were peddling and smoking substance suspected to be Cannabis Sativa at Abuss Dam in Zebilla.
He said a team of local police officers teamed up with some personnel drawn from Operation Conquered Fist stationed at Zebilla and moved to the location where the four suspects were found peddling drugs.
Aside the 589 pieces of wrappers of dried leaves suspected to be wee which were concealed in five separate black polythene bags, the team also found 40 packs of smoking papers, a pair of scissors and a smoking lighter concealed in a bag.
One unregistered motorcycle and a bicycle were also retrieved from the scene, the police said.
The Commander said the suspected wee shops in the area were also destroyed.
Meanwhile he said Mahamadu and Simon Adabre were arraigned before the District Magistrate Court in Bolgatanga together with the other two suspects and have been remanded into Police custody.
Supt. Mahama said the Police will not relax in bringing to book all those terrorizing the people in the Zebilla township and its environs.
He said the police has stepped up activities in and around the Zebilla town and warned persons involved in criminal activities to desist from such negative attitudes else they will be smoked out to face the full rigors of the law.
He called on residents of Zebilla to volunteer information to the police to help them arresting criminals.