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Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Source: 3 News

Security intercepts ‘big parcel’ of narcotic drugs at Aflao

A team of security officers has intercepted “one big parcel” of suspected narcotic drug at the unapproved route of ‘beat 6’ in the Ketu South of the Volta Region.

The interception was made on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at dawn.

The Joint Operational Team comprising the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), Customs, Excise & Preventive Service (CEPS), and Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) personnel on a routine patrol exercise noticed some young men moving the suspected consignment at the beat six (6) border enclave.

A statement issued by GIS said, the owners of the contraband goods, upon seeing the officers advance towards them, “quickly abandoned the goods and fled into neighbouring Togo”.

The consignment was eventually arrested and escorted to the Aflao Sector Command of GIS, it said.

“Subsequent examination on the content of the goods by Security officials revealed fifty-three (53) parcels of ‘marijuana’ weighing 22683.2g, as confirmed by NACOB.”

The interception comes barely forty- eight hours after 31 parcels of cannabis were intercepted by the GIS Border Patrol Team at the ‘Beat eleven 11’ border enclave.

The 53 parcels have since been handed over officially to the NACOB at Aflao for further Investigation.

Meanwhile, “the suspects are presently being pursued by the GIS Aflao Sector Command”.

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