More than 100 suspected criminals, including some Qnet agents, have been arrested, by personnel of the Counter-Terrorism and Concentration Camp of the police at Huhunya, in a special operation, in the Eastern Region.
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The operation, which was part of an intensive two-weeks training for the personnel at the camp, at Huhunya, in the region, was to ensure public peaceand protection in the communities.
The suspects, made up Nigeriens, Malians, Burkinabes, aged between15 and 35 years, were apprehended at areas, including Somanya, Koforidua Okere, Asesewa Begoro and Huhunya.
The operation, which was conducted by over 500 police personnel from 18 regions, 16 political regions and two police Administrate regions, was in collaboration with staff of the National Ambulance Service, who were at Huhunya to give medical support to the personnel.
Speaking to the Ghanaian Times, Chief Superintendent of Police (Chief Sup) Weijom Raymond Adofiem, the Commanding Officer of the Police Counter Terrorism Enactment and Concentration Camp (OCTECC), confirmed the arrest of the suspects.
He said the police have received several complaints about activities of criminals swindling people under the guise of network marketing.
Chief Sup Adofiem said the police seized a quantity of dried leaves, suspected to be Indian hemp, during the special operation, which was conducted last Thursday and Friday.
He said the police received reports from residents concerning activities of Qnet in the region, and that “the operation, which was part of an intensive two weeks training for personnel, at the camp, was to ensure public peace protection in the communities and crime combat’’.
Chief Supt Adofiem said the suspects have been screened and granted police enquiry bail and asked to report to the police today to assist in further investigations.
He commended residents of the communities for supporting the police during the exercise.
Chief Supt Adofiem assured that the police would continue to protect lives and properties in the country, and called on the public to support the police in crime prevention.
BY ANITA NYARKO-YIRENKYI