215 Suspected Criminals Arrested

The Accra Regional Police Command has embarked on an enhanced operational exercise in Accra and arrested 215 suspected criminals, seventeen being women.

The operation follows disturbing incidences of violent crimes in Accra, the recent being the bullion van attack which led to the killing of a policeman and a woman on Monday, June 14 at Jamestown, the pig farm robbery and killing of 43-year-old man, and the Honey Suckle forex bureau attack and shooting.

The Regional Public Relatioms Officer, DSP Efia Tenge, who briefed the media during the weekend, said the three-day operation which begun on the June 17, 2021 will end on June 20, 2021.

“The Ages of suspects ranges between 17 and 52 years and  areas of focus for the exercise include Korle-Bu, Tesano, Amasaman, Nima, Dansoman, Abokobi, Accra Central, Teshie, Madina, Bastona, Jamestown, Osu and Lakeside,” she pointed out.

The exercise is part of a series of exercises by the command since the beginning of this year, the PRO explained, adding the three-day operation will tackle violent crimes, drug peddling and street robberies.

Items intercepted during a search included wrapped narcotic substances, sharp implements, mixtures of concoctions laced with narcotics, tramadol, etc.

“The operation also targeted and impounded 168 motorbikes, believed to be used in facilitating the robberies.

“The arrested suspects have been detained and undergoing various levels of screening for possible connection to recorded crimes under investigation,” she revealed.

DSP Tenge said the Accra Regional Police Command would protect lives and property within the region.

“We have also opened our doors for continuous public cooperation and volunteering of useful information in stemming crime,” she added