Drones help arrest 15 drug peddlers

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The Tema Regional Police Command on Wednesday, 23 May 2018 arrested 15 suspected drug peddlers in separate swoops organised in Communities 9 and 15 with the aid of its recently launched Phantom 3 drone technology.

According to the Tema Regional Police PRO, Superintendent Joseph Benefo-Darkwah, the police acted based on intelligence gathered through footages taken by the drone.

Briefing the media, Superintendent Benefo-Darkwah pleaded with the public to volunteer information to the police to enable them clamp down on criminals.

He said: “The Tema Regional Police Command, through an intelligence-led operation, rounded up 15 suspects at Communities Nine and One, Sites Two and Five.

“Intelligence was gathered from the footages of the drone launched by the Command on May, 15 2018. The operation was led by the Regional Operations Commander.

“Police retrieved several items, including two boxes of dried leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp, laptops and assorted mobile phones, all suspected to have been stolen. The suspects are undergoing screening and investigation and those found culpable will be charged and arraigned”.

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