THE Techiman Municipal Police Command has destroyed 40 maxi bags of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp on the outskirts of Tuobodom in the Techiman municipality of the Brong Ahafo Region.
The bags, which were abandoned by their owners during patrols by police and military teams, were set ablaze in the presence of newsmen and police officers.
Briefing newsmen after the exercise, the Deputy Techiman Municipal Police Commander, Assistant Superintendent of Police Mr Osman Mohammed, said the dried leaves had been kept in police custody for over 12 months.
Mr Mohammed said since the bags occupied space in the police exhibition store at the Techiman Municipal Police Headquarters, the command decided to seek a court order from the Tuobodom Magistrate Court for their destruction.
He said no arrest had been made in connection with the abandoned dried leaves.
Mr Mohammed, therefore, appealed to the public to give information to the police to clamp down on all drug peddlers in the municipality, since their business was becoming a social menace.