The Tema Regional Police Command on Wednesday, 23rd May, 2018 apprehended 15 suspected drug peddlers in separate swoops organised in communities 9 and 15 with the aid of its recently acquired Phantom 3 drone technology.
The Tema Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent Joseph Benefo-Darkwah, explained that, the police acted based on intelligence gathered through footage taken by the drone.
Briefing the media as well, Superintendent Benefo-Darkwah also appealed to the public to volunteer information to the police to enable them clamp down on criminals.
He said: “The Tema Regional Police Command, through an intelligence-led operation, rounded up 15 suspects at communities 9, and 1; sites 2 and 5.
“Intelligence was gathered from the footage of the drone launched by the Command on May, 15 2018. The operation was led by the Regional Operations Commander.
“Police retrieved several items, including two boxes of dried leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp, laptops and assorted mobile phones, all suspected to have been stolen. The suspects are undergoing screening and investigation and those found culpable will be charged and arraigned before court”.
The Tema Regional Police, in taking the fight of crime a notch higher acquired the drone, which has been assisting them in gaining information about criminal activities in the communities.