Ashaiman drug king pin nabbed

All the five members of the gang.The leader of a drug peddling gang, Daniel Purigah, also known as “Hollywood”, 28, was on Tuesday, arrested in a police swoop at Spider Toilet, a ghetto in the Ashaiman metropolis.

He was arrested with Musah Mohammed also known as “Cobra”, 31, Yabaah Barigah 24, Hussein Fuseini, 24, and Ishmael Adukornu 21 at about 4pm trading in drugs.

The swoop conducted by a team of policemen led by the Ashaiman Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Fleance Adikah, was part of an exercise by the police to rid the metropolis of drug peddlers.

Briefing The Ghanaian Times, the Ashaiman District Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), disclosed that items found on the suspects included 169 wrappers of cocaine, 30 cocaine stones, parcels of Indian Hemp, 50 wrappers of Indian Hemp, one compressed slab of Indian hemp,500 tablets of Nitrazepan tablets, a charm, GH¢748 and four unregistered motor bikes.

It is recalled that on Wednesday, August 24 edition of The Ghanaian Times, a similar swoop by the Police led to the arrest of three suspects, George Agyepong alias Shaka, Eric Tetteh and Mohammed Awal. Shaka and upon interogation they disclosed that the leader of the gang is “Hollywood”.

DSP Tay  said the five were in Police custody while investigation continues and revealed that the war against drug peddlers would continue until all such involved in the drug business were arrested and prosecuted.

From Dzifa Tetteh, Ashaiman.


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