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General News of Friday, 12 July 2013

Source: TV3 News

NACOB suspends export of non-traditional crops

The Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) has put a temporary ban on the export of non-traditional crops, TV3 News has gathered.

The reason for the ban is not officially known though exporters told TV3's Kweku Temeng on Friday morning that some drugs were intercepted last Tuesday at the Kotoka International Airport's Cargo Village, informing such a directive from NACOB.

"We asked them the reason but they refused to tell us saying it is order from above," an exporter said.

Exporters estimate that they would lose up to £13,000 per day if they are not allowed to export their products.

The irate exporters have raised questions about the manner in which NACOB is treating the issue since they have not been given any official reason.

Several trucks of produce are parked at the Aviance Cargo Unit as exporters are in a fix as to what to do next since no officers of NACOB are around to answer questions.

TV3's attempts to reach executive of NACOB to explain the circumstances that have led to the issuance of the directive proved futile.

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