Police in Ghana have arrested some 522 suspected criminals.
The arrests took place in Ghana’s Ashanti Region, Police say.
According to the Police, they embarked on swoops in 44 districts in the Ashanti Region.
The swoops took place over the past few weeks, the police say.
The Ashanti Regional police command indicated that armed police officers raided some hideouts of criminals, destroyed and set them on fire as part of a continuous pledge to rid the region of criminal activities.
In a statement, the Police Public Relations Officer for Ashanti Region, ASP Godwin Ahianyo, noted that “As part of measures to rid the Ashanti Region of criminal elements, the 44 police districts within the region have embarked on a series of separate swoops within the past weeks, and we have been able to arrest 522 suspects. Some of the suspects are assisting with the investigation”.
“The Command will still advise the public to come to the police with every information that they have so that we will be able to fight crime together”, the statement added.