A joint anti-narcotics team of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), Custom, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) and Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) has intercepted 53 parcels of marijuana at the Aflao border.
The interception was done at the unapproved routes of (beat six) on Saturday, May 16, at about 3:10 a.m. during an exercise along the country’s border.
The team’s Public Relations Officer, Assistant Inspector, Felix Klu-Adjei, in a statement said, that during a routine exercise, some young men were seen moving the suspected consignment at the beat six (6) border enclave.
However, upon seeing the team, the owners of the suspected narcotics took to their heels leaving the contraband goods behind and making their way through the bush to neighboring country Togo.
It was revealed by the security officials that the 53 parcels which weighed 22683.2g were examined and have been confirmed by NACOB to be ‘marijuana’.
The statement said the interception came barely forty-eight hours after 31 parcels of cannabis were intercepted by the GIS Border Patrol team at the ‘beat 11’ border enclave.
It also said the 53 abandoned parcels have since been handed over officially to NACOB at Aflao for further investigation.
According to the statement, the suspects who are on the run are also being pursued by the Aflao Sector Command.
Meanwhile, the seized parcels have been kept in the custody of the Aflao Sector Command of Ghana Immigration Service.
By Agnes Melissa Yovo | Volta Region