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- Monday, 12 January 2015 07:42
2 Policemen, Nigerian arrested for smuggling ‘weed’ in police vehicle...
Two Ghanaian policemen and a Nigerian have been arrested by the Volta Regional Police Command for allegedly attempting to transport a large quantity of Indian hemp, also known as 'wee' in a police van from 'Have' in the Volta Region to Togo.
The suspects were arrested at dawn last Saturday at a checkpoint at Sokode-Lokoe, near Ho after the police had a tip-off that the suspects were trying to smuggle the substance to Togo.
The compressed leaves, neatly packed in the Nissan Navara police pick-up, and the suspects were on their way to Aflao from Have when they were arrested.
The two policemen have been identified as Lance Corporal Fraizer, the one who was in charge of the vehicle, and Sergeant Prosper Ametepe.
According to a police source, Lance Corporal Fraizer was a police driver at the Police Training School in Ho, while Sergeant Ametepe was an officer at Keta.
However, the identity of their Nigerian accomplice is yet to be known.
The three are currently in police custody at the Volta Regional Police headquarters for interrogation.
When contacted, the Volta Regional Crime Officer, Chief Superintendent Kofi Abraham, confirmed the arrest but declined to give any details because he said investigations had just begun.
He, however, gave the assurance that the media would be briefed on the matter at the appropriate time.