Police arrest 12 members of organised crime syndicate specialising in carjacking, murder and robbery
Police have arrested 12 members of a high-level organised crime syndicate specialized in carjacking and murder across the country.
They were arrested through police-sustained intelligence-led operations.
The suspects were said to be involved in a series of car stealing, robbery and murder across three regions of the country.
A statement issued by the police sighted by Skyy news indicates that the seven monthly long surveillance operations carried out between July 2022 to January 2023 led to the arrest of the suspects in Greater Accra, Eastern and Ashanti Regions.
Names of the suspects were mentioned as Prince Opuni, Kwabena Kyei Baffour, Jeffrey Dwomoh alias Jeff, Clifford Opoku alias Spider, Samuel Adom, William Ansah, Bernard Adu Gyamfi, Anthony Tawiah alias Wizzy, Andrews Kwame Owusu, Musah Sulley, Yaw Acheampong and Charles Rutherford.
They were said to specialise in attacking their victims at gunpoint, seizing their cars and in turn selling to others.
The statement disclosed that a police investigation revealed that suspects Jeffrey Dwomoh shot and killed one of his victims during one of their carjacking operations at Brofoyedru near Ahenema Kokoben.
This operation, according to the police led to the retrieval of 10 vehicles believed to have been snatched from their victims.
In addition, police also discovered two foreign pistols, a revolver with 38 rounds of special ammunition and a Rugger foreign pistol with 11 rounds of 9mm ammunition together with cash of GHC10,010.
All the suspects, police said are in custody assisting with the investigation.
Police also said they are on the heels of one of the suspects who facilitate double vehicle documentation for the syndicate.
According to police, they have managed to establish contact with some of the victims who are also assisting in investigations.