Twenty-one households at Apeisika, in the Kwahu East District of the Eastern Region, have been found to be cultivating wee.
During a police swoop in the area on Friday dawn, each household was found with at least a bag of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp popularly known as “Wee”.
The suspects have been screened and scaled down to 11, five females and six males, who would be put before court today.
Confirming the arrest to The Ghanaian Times, the Nkawkaw Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Sarfo Peprah, explained that the police had a tip- off about the activities of some farmers in the area and, therefore, organised a swoop at about 3am on Friday dawn.
He said the police retrieved bags of the suspected dried leaves in each of the 21 households, adding that it indicated that farmers living in the area cultivated Indian hemp.
He further revealed that a Kia truck to convey the bags of Indian hemp to the police station had to go on two trips since the amount of bags involved were enormous.
“The bags of the suspected dried leaves would be sent to the police forensic laboratory for testing to aid in prosecution”, he said.
Chief Supt. Peprah stated that the exercise was part of security measures undertaken to curb criminal activities ahead of the Easter celebrations in the Kwahu mountains.
From Ama Tekyiwaa