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.
The Director of Marine Police Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Seidu Iddi
confirmed the arrest when he briefed the media in Takoradi in the Western
He 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.
ACP Seidu Iddi said the preliminary investigations carried out by the command
suggest, the traffickers were carrying along equipments suspected of being used in
small scale and illegal mining expedition.