General News of Monday, 24 February 2014

Source: XYZ

4,000 Ghanaians addicted to illicit drugs - NACOB

Almost four thousand Ghanaians are addicted to illicit drugs while several others are reported to be engaged in constant drug trafficking annually.

According to the Ghana National Narcotic Control Board (NACOB), the trend of the use and trafficking of drugs among Ghanaians is worrying and requires urgent redress.

Officials of the board say the development which is becoming difficult to handle is now a threat to the peace and security of the country.

Francis Kofi Torkonoo, a senior official of NACOB, told XYZ News that the country must take a serious stance against drug trafficking and its use.

“It is increasing and as a nation it is high time we stop and take a second look at our regard to drug use in this country,” Mr. Torkonoo said.

“As a country we are under threat and seriously we need to be talking and putting measures to address this drug issue”.