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W/R: Five Nigeriens arrested for drug peddling

W/R: Five Nigeriens arrested for drug peddling

Five Nigerien nationals have been arrested by the Western regional Police for trading in contraband and over the counter medicines.

They were arrested after a swoop by the Western Regional Office of the Pharmacy Council with the support of the Police.
The Pharmacy Council, the body mandated to regulate the sale of medicines in the country had observed with grave concern the increase in itinerant drug peddling business across the country and vowed to clamp down on their operations.

The five were arrested in the Prestea Huni-Valley District while one Ghanaian woman who managed to escape had her wares running into thousands confiscated.

Empire FM’s Nana Adwoa reported that most of the drugs being sold by the Nigeriens are meant for penis and buttocks enlargement.

ASP Simon Deta, the Huni-Valley District Crime Officer in an interview with Empire FM’s Nana Adwoa stated that the five foreign nationals will be investigated and prosecuted.

He added that more foreign nationals engaged in drug peddling in the country will be arrested.

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