Police at Achimota on Saturday arrested 43 drug peddlers who are suspected to perpetrating robbery activities in the area.
The suspects 40 of whom are men and 3 women, were rounded up in a swoop intended to rid the area of such miscreants and ensure safety of the residents.
They were arrested in the ghetto’s and slums in the community as some of them were caught in the act smocking substances suspected to be marijuana, while others were in possession of the material.
The Commander of the Mile 7 District Police Command, Supt. Iddrisu Tanko, said his outfit is currently busily taking caution statement from them and doing the necessary interogations with the view of prosecuting them.
“Their activities are actually taking a toll on the community, in that we record pockets of people being attacked at isolated areas in the community. People have their Ipads, phones and bags being snatched from them at knife or gun point. Those we’ve arrested have given indication that they are people who are normally around these areas where dry substances suspected to be indian hemp is normally sold.”