A joint police and military team at dawn today, Thursday, 12 September 2019 carried out a swoop arresting over 100 suspected criminals in the community.

The apprehended suspects are believed to have engaged in various criminal acts including cyber-related crimes and robberies.

They include foreign nationals, who are said to have rented several apartments in the area from where they plan and launch their nefarious activities.

The operation which was carried out around 12 midnight consisted of over 600 police and military personnel and follows several weeks of intelligence gathering on crime trends and criminal activities in and around Kasoa.

Two police officers – Sergeant Michael Dzamesi and Lance Corporal Mohammed Awal – were recently shot and killed by a gang after they refused to heed to a signal to stop.

This week, a sub-chief at Gomoa Akranmang, Nana Yaw Egyir, was murdered by a mob allegedly following disagreements over a disputed land.

Some residents who spoke to Class News expressed delight at the operation as the community was fast becoming a den for criminals.