- Over 340 people have been arrested at Kasoa and its environs
- Those who were picked up were suspected to be criminals and prostitutes operating in the area
- DCOP Habiba Twumasi said it was necessary to carry out the swoop to rid the city of criminal activities
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Over 340 suspected criminals at Kasoa and its environs in the central region were rounded up by the police on Thursday, April 29, 2020.
According to a report filed by Pulse.com.gh, both women and men who were suspected to be criminals and prostitutes operating in the area were included.
The operation dubbed OPERATION STORM KASOA according to the police is part of their efforts to clamp down on criminals in the area.
The swoop was carried out at Kasoa Millenium City, Kasoa, Awutu Breku, Gomoa Fetteh, Ofakor and, surrounding areas.
During the swoop in their various makeshift structures and hideouts, the police retrieved substances suspected to be Indian hemp, weapons, and over 200 motorbikes.
The Central Regional Police Commander, DCOP Habiba Twumasi said it was necessary to carry out the swoop to rid the city of criminal activities that have recently become rife in the area.
Some of these include the killing of a 10-year-old by two teenagers for money rituals as well as the shooting of a businessman at Opeikuma.
According to the DCOP Twumasi, they will screen and send the criminals to court after necessary investigations have been conducted.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that over 70 suspected criminals had been apprehended by the Kasoa Divisional Police Command during a massive swoop.
Some of these suspected criminals were picked up at a weed-smoking base while some were also hiding at the cemetery with their bags and mats.
According to the Divisional Police Command, the move is part of means to intensify security in Kasoa to reduce the continuous killings and robberies in the area.
The Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Charles Ampem Koosonu revealed that he together with his team, is going to be working around the clock to bring back sanity to Kasoa.
According to a report filed by StarrNews, the criminals were to appear before court on April 22, 2021.
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