75 sacks of wee, agro-chemicals destined for Ivory Coast seized, one arrested

The Police at Mankessim in the Central Region have arrested a 28-year-old mason, John Mensah Sabbah over 75 large sacks of suspected indian hemp and cartons of agro chemicals being packed for transportation to Cote d’Ivoire. He was arrested Sunday night at about 11:00pm at Ekumfi Mpoano based on police intelligence. Sabbah was caught packing the slabs of suspected wee into sacks in an uncompleted building near the sea in the town. He claimed that he was contracted by someone whose name the Police are yet to reveal. Briefing journalists Monday, Divisional Police Commander, ACP Owoahene Adjei Acheampong said they were still investigating the matter, noting the substances and the 10 cartons of king kong agrochemicals have been seized.He revealed one other person, a self-styled pastor, Bishop Sylvester Dadzie who is a brother to the suspect, has also been arrested for inciting the people of Ekumfi Ebiram against the police. ACP Acheampong said following the arrest of Sabbah, Bishop Dadzie went to Ekumfi Ebiram to inform the people that the Police were dealing in narcotic business at Eku Mpoano. This caused the people to arm themselves and prevented the police from returning to base with the suspect and the seized substances, he said. “They did this amidst the throwing of stones. The police sensing danger retreated to Ekumfi Accra”, ACP Acheampong said, adding it took the intervention of the chief of the town to get the people to dismantle a barrier they mounted. The Police have meanwhile appealed for information that would lead to the arrest of the persons behind the substances. ACP Acheampong warned the Police will leave no stone unturned in ridding the area of criminals, saying “we will make the place uncomfortable” for them.

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