Monday, 06 July

Madina: 300 arrested in dawn swoop


A joint police-military team on Monday, 16 September 2019 rounded up over 300 suspected criminals in a dawn swoop at Madina Zongo Junction in Accra.

“We conducted a joint police-military operation this morning [Monday] aimed at arresting criminals suspected to be involved in robberies, drug peddling and other criminal activities within the metropolis and its immediate environs… We’ve accomplished our mission this morning.

“We will be handing over 300 suspects to the Criminal Investigations Department at the Regional Headquarters to investigate and initiate actions that may depend on criminality among others,” the Accra Regional Police Operations Commander, Chief Superintendent Kwesi Ofori said.

“It is a special joint police-military operation that was conducted based on intelligence and crime mapping,” he told Accra-based Citi FM.

A similar operation conducted last week at Budumburam in the Central Region led to the arrest of 141 suspected criminals.

In Sekondi, too, 213 suspected criminals were arrested in a similar joint operation.