Nkawkaw (E/R), March 20, GNA- The Nkawkaw Police Command, have destroyed 204 bags of Indian hemp (wee) at Amanfrom along the Nkawkaw- Kumasi highway in the Kwahu West District of the Eastern Region.
The consignment according to the Command was retrieved in 21 household at Apesika.
The action followed a directive by the Mpraeso Circuit Court.
Chief Superintendent of Police James Sarfo- Peprah, the Nkawkaw Divisional Commander, who disclosed this to the Ghana News Agency, said most people at Apesika were cultivating and possessing narcotic drugs.
He said the suspects from 35 to 79 years were arrested including a physically challenged woman and would be arraigned.
Chief Supt Sarfo-Peprah expressed worry at the rate in which the youth were involved in the smoking of Indian hemp.
He said peddling of the drug were common among the youth at Nkawkaw, Kwahu Tafo and other surrounding towns in the district.
He said the police had intensified patrol to arrest dealers of the stuff, and warned that the perpetrators would be prosecuted if caught.
The destruction of the narcotics was witnessed by personnel of the Police Professional and Intelligence Bureau, Bureau of National Investigation and officials of the Court and the media.