The Northern Regional Police Command on Tuesday night conducted a swoop in Tamale and arrested 23 suspected criminals including alleged sex workers.
The alleged sex workers are six female believed to be Nigerians, who operated at night clubs in Tamale, a wee peddler and the rest were suspected of various nefarious crimes in the metropolis.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mr Mohammed Yussif Tanko, Public Relations Officer of the Northern Regional Police Command, who briefed the press about the arrest in Tamale on Wednesday, said investigations were still ongoing to process them for court.
ASP Yussif Tanko said the swoop formed part of activities by the Regional Police Command to ensure that all kinds of criminal activities within the Tamale Metropolis were halted to protect lives and property during the Christmas festivities.
He noted that business activities were expected to increase as Christmas was approaching, adding that the rate of crime would also go up as criminals would take advantage to swindle and rob individuals of their property.
ASP Yussuf Tanko assured the general public of the full commitment of the Police to arrest all criminal elements and to curb all criminal activities in the Region to enable people embark on their legitimate activities.