A combined force of armed police officers from the Elmina District headquarters and an assembly task-force on Tuesday demolished some criminal hideouts at Elmina, a fishing community in the Central region.
The police say the structures are dens for criminals from Elmina and others who have migrated from Mankessim, Ashiaman and other parts of the country.
The operation, which was led by the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem Municipal Commander, Supt. Samuel Entsuah, was to destroy the hideouts along the beaches close to the Elmina Castle, where the said criminals often stayed.
Speaking to journalists during the demolition exercise, Supt Entsuah explained that, the place is very notorious for criminal activities.
He added that the place has been a hub for the sale of all types of narcotic drugs.
He said his outfit will continue to deal with such miscreants who continue to foment trouble at the enclave.
“Most of these structures serve as ghettos for these criminals for their nefarious activities. Most of the criminal activities are traced to this spot. We’ll need everyone on board to put a stop to it,” the commander told the media.
The Edina Omanhene Nana Kwadwo Conduah VI was commended the police for the action.
“They are here drinking and smoking all sort of substances including wee, cocaine and tramadol. Sometimes, they even drink glue. We are going after all of them,” he said.
“We need all hands to be on deck to combat such vices. I need every stakeholder including the clergy to educate the youth against these acts. They are wasting their future,” the chief noted.
Source: Daily Mail GH