51 suspected traffickers busted in Takoradi

The Marine Police Unit of the Ghana Police Service has arrested 51 suspects being trafficked from Ghana to Guinea-Conakry.


According to the Marine Police Command, the suspects who were coming from Ada in the Greater Accra Region, passing through the Takoradi area of the high seas five nautical miles away were on board an artisanal fishing boat journeying their way to Guinea when they were busted by the patrol team.

Speaking to Beachfmonline, the Director of Marine Police, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Seidu Iddi noted that their preliminary investigations carried out by the command suggest, the traffickers were carrying along equipment’s suspected of being used in small scale and illegal mining expedition.

He however explained that because the Marine Unit could not immediately move the suspects from the high seas to the shore during the arrest, they had to fall on the Takoradi Port to assist them with a bigger boat to aid the movement of the 51 suspects and their boat from the high seas to the Takoradi Port anchorage.


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