Narcotics Control Commission Busts Drug Ring

Narcotics Control Commission Busts Drug Ring
Some of the seized drugs

 

 

Narcotics Control Commission NACOC has also seized about 5,700kg of dried leaves suspected to be cannabis worth a street value of about GH¢6.84 million. Seizure was made near Atimpoku last Wednesday from a drug syndicate operating in the Eastern, Greater Accra and also Volta regions. The Head of Communications at the

 

NACOC, Francis Opoku Amoah, who disclosed this to the media in the Accra yesterday, said that the wrapped cannabis were all packed in 124 sacks, each containing averagely 81 pieces. In all, he said, there were 10,000 pieces of wrapped cannabis and with a gross weight of 5,700kg.

 

 

Surveillance, Arrest

The seizure follows several months of intelligence work and also investigation into a drug syndicate operating between Juapong, Kpong and Dodowa. Seven suspects too were arrested near Atimpoku in the Eastern Region when they also attempted to transport the suspected cannabis to the Greater Accra Region. The suspects are

 

 

currently assisting with further investigations into the seizure. The commission wishes to reiterate that any person who engages in the cultivation of cannabis as well as promotes any business too relating to cannabis without lawful authority too, proof of which lies on that person, commits an offence, Mr Opoku Amoah stated.

 


Update

In March last year, NACOC, in a joint operation with the Ghana Navy, intercepted 12,555 compressed slabs of cannabis near Keta in the Volta Region. In August this year, NACOC, in collaboration with the Volta Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service, seized 9,752 slabs of cannabis, estimated to cost GH¢4.87 million. The banned products were intercepted in the regional

 

 

capital, Ho, after a joint operation as a result of several months of intelligence work by commission in respect of cannabis production and distribution. Providing an update on that case, Mr Opoku Amoah said NACOC had started the process of applying to the court to destroy the exhibits and also confiscate the vehicle involved, in line with the law