Couple arrested for selling wee bitters

A couple has been arrested for selling marijuana bitters popularly known as ‘laka’ at Assin Fosu in the Central region.

The suspects, Aikins Opoku and his wife, Betty Aboagye who operate a drinking spot in the area are said to be manufacturers of the narcotic-laced bitters to satisfy their clients.

Assin Fosu Divisional Police Commander, ACP Anane Dankwah who confirmed the arrest to Adom news said the couple were arrested during a police swoop.

He said the exposé was after months of investigations in their activities and caught them in the act.

ACP Anane Dankwah added that during the operations, several bottles containing the ‘laka’ were seized to help them in investigations.

He therefore warned residents of Assin Fosu who purchase the wee bitters to desist from its usage or risked being jailed.

Aside that, ACP Dankwah warned that laka is not good for public health.

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