Chief Superintendent Martin Ayiih, the Adentan Divisional Police Commander, has called on the youth to use arable lands for the cultivation of useful crops that would inure to the benefit of their families and the society.
He said the police would neither spare any individual who use land for the cultivation of Indian hemp nor spare any individual who uses his or her resources to facilitate the transportation or distribution of illicit drugs or goods.
Chief Superintendent Ayiih said this on Wednesday at Adentan in the Greater Accra Region, during a meeting with journalists where he announced that on August 29 at around 1630 hours, a Hyundai mini bus on the Adentan-Dodowa road was intercepted carrying six big bags and 109 small parcels of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.
He said the driver and the mate, the only two occupants of the vehicle, refused to halt after being flagged by the police to stop.
Chief Superintendent Ayiih said the police chased the vehicle, compelling the two to abandon the bus and its contents and fled the scene.
He said with the vehicle and the licence of the driver in the possession of the police, every effort would be made to arrest and detain him, as well as the mate and all those involved in the act.
Chief Superintendent Ayiih reminded the public of the need to inform or bring to the police any information on any suspected illegal activities in their areas as this is the first step to ensure and improve the total security of the District.
“For some time now the ever present appearance of the police at major intersections has improved vehicular traffic and brought sanity in the District,” a trotro driver said to the GNA after the meeting.
A passenger also suggested the need for the police to mount unannounced checks to clean the Adentan District of criminals. GNA