A Drug Law Enforcement Unit (DLEU) has been set up in the Eastern Regional Police Command to support law enforcement in drug countering, trafficking and organized crime in the region.
Unveiling the plague on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, COP Mr. Prosper Agblor, the Director-General Welfare, entreated the public to volunteer information on drug trafficking to enable Police to work effectively to ensure peace and safety in communities.
The United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator, Mrs. Christie Evans- Klock advised police officers to maintain integrity and not to be influenced by Drug traffickers.
The Coordinator, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Mr. Bernard Asamoah said fighting drugs is a necessary component in achieving UN sustainable development goals and pledged his office’ support to enable the newly established unit combat drug trafficking and organized crime in the region and beyond.
Other dignitaries present were Mr. Tom Lyons, Political Affairs Chief of the United States Embassy in Accra, who jointly commissioned the Unit with COP Mr. Agblorh.
Also present at the opening were the Director-General of the Criminal Investigation Department, DCOP Mrs. Maame Yaa Tiwa Addo- Danquah; the Eastern Regional Police Commander DCOP Mr. Alphonse Adu-Amankwah and the Eastern Regional Director of the Narcotics Control Board, Mr. Francis Yeboah.
The unit was set up as part of the United States Government and UNODC Project to offer technical assistance to Ghana on the fight against drug trafficking and organised crimes.
Credit: Ghana Police