Police arrest over 300 suspected criminals in Madina swoop


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By
Abdulai Haruna/Priscilla Oye Ofori, GNA

Accra, Sept. 16, GNA – The campaign by the
security agencies to stop miscreants from having their way and to make things
uncomfortable for them, has intensified as they make yet another
intelligence-led raid in criminal hideouts at Madina.

A total of 338 suspected criminals made of
273 men and 65 women were seized in the joint Police/Military operations on
Monday at dawn from their hideouts around Redco Flats at Madina.

In recent times, similar operations have
already been carried out by the Police in other parts of the country including
Budumburam in the Central Region.

Inspector Kwabena Danso, Deputy Public
Relations Officer, Accra Regional Police Headquarters speaking to the Ghana
News Agency, said they conducted the swoop because their intelligence indicated
that the area was becoming a hideout for criminals, hence the arrest of the
suspects.

He said currently, all the 338 suspects were
being screened and that those found to be culpable would be arraigned before
the law courts.

He said during the operation, they retrieved
some quantity of dried leaves, which was suspected to be Indian hemp.

“We also arrested some of them for engaging
in gambling, stealing and other offenses,” Inspector Danso said.

He said they also retrieved from the
suspects, two very sharp daggers and a motor bike.

GNA

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