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Jato Julor(J.J.)Rawlings
2009-05-25 14:26:54
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Keep deceiving your ignorant self that cocaine is in short supply in the country when Ghana's Pablo Escobar is now a deputy minister in Egya Atta's govt !

If the very people who turned Ghana into a transit hub for the trafficking of cocaine and heroin are back in power,do you expect cocaine to be in short supply, my stepson ?


Just enjoy yourself with the record of the booming drug trade under Egya Atta's vice-presidency in the late 90's, and get yourself enlightened on who introduced cocaine onto the shores of Maaaame Ghana.


Doing Cocaine Politics (Part Three) E-mail
Wednesday, 25 June 2008


…Ghana Is An International Centre For Drug Trafficking, Said NDC Minister In 1999!
A week ago, Professor Atta Mills, the Flag Bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) accused the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) of creating the enabling environment for the proliferation of drugs in this country.
But research conducted by this newspaper indicates that by June 1999, when Professor John Evans Atta Mills was solidly in control as the second most powerful personality in Ghana, the problem of illicit drugs had become so much of a problem that even government officials were complaining!

Indeed, speaking at a workshop on drugs on May 31, 1999, the then Executive Director of the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) and the then Minister of Interior Nii Okaidja Adamafio, warned Ghanaians not to underestimate the problem of drugs in Ghana.

They said that Ghanaians were under the erroneous impression that there were no drug problems in Ghana, and that this was worrying, adding that Ghana was a major centre for drug trafficking.

Said Nii Okaidja Adamafio, speaking at the workshop organized by the African Anti-Drug Programme Secretariat, “Indeed, in international reckoning, Ghana is STILL very much a transit country for the trafficking of cocaine and heroin. This is worrisome!”

This assertion becomes especially interesting in the light of Professor Atta Mills’ claim that the ruling government had created the ‘enabling’ environment for the proliferation of drugs in this country, when indeed his own government was suffering over the same problem, to which they did not seem to have any clear-cut solutions.

A perusal through the newspapers and public records from 1992 to 2000 paint a frightening picture at how much the issue of drugs had gone out of hand under the NDC.

Including the trafficking of marijuana, dozens of arrests and cases and incidents involving drugs were recorded, including the nearly THREE HUNDRED SUSPECTS who were set free because of lack of political will on the part of the ruling government, of which Professor Atta Mills formed a key part.
Many examples would suffice to demonstrate these facts;

1. July 1st 1994- Three suspects arrested at KIA with $45, 000.00 worth of cocaine
2. July 5 1994- Prison Officer arrested smoking wee at a wee hideout

3. August 10, 1994-A Ghanaian born Swiss citizen is reported to have been arrested at KIA, attempting to export 416, 323 grammes of cocaine

4. August 30, 1996-Three individuals, including a Ghanaian, are jailed in the United Kingdom of exporting 65 million POUNDS STERLING of drugs from Ghana to the United Kingdom allegedly on the instructions of Ghana’s Bureau of National Investigations

5. September 23, 1994- A drug addict is reported to have killed a fifteen year old school girl.

6. October 8, 1994- A Ghanaian drug trafficker is reported hanged at Singapore’s Changi Prison

7. October 17, 1994- A postal officer is reported as announcing that drug dealers are now using the postal services to deal their trade

8. February 23, 1995- Two persons are arrested for importing 800 grammes of cocaine into the country

9. The British Police arrest ONE MILLION POUNDS worth of crack cocaine, believed to be the biggest single arrest ever at the time, and the leader was a Ghanaian.

10. August 6, 1996- The infamous Frank Benneh is reported to have been arrested in another cocaine bust.

11. May 10, 1997- A Diplomat from Burkina Faso is reported to have slipped through the fingers of local law enforcement to escape on suspicion of importing drugs

12. January 13, 1998- C500 million cedis worth of heroin is busted at KIA, at the time believed to be the biggest single arrest of the stuff in the history of the airport.

13. January 31st, 1998- 76 thumb sized pellets, worth $67, 000.00 are removed from the belly of a Ghanaian drug trafficker in Johannesburg.

14. January 25, 1999- A Major drug trafficker is reported to have been arrested and granted bail back on the streets

15. August 30, 1999-The Daily Graphic reports that the government failed to prosecute nearly three hundred drug suspects! They all walked free!

16. June 28, 2000- Frank Benneh, the drug-using Ghanaian diplomat, is jailed twenty-years, then set immediately free after he filed an appeal. He is still walking free.

These cases are just but a fraction of the frightening numbers of drug cases recorded under the NDC, of which Professor Atta Mills formed a key part.

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Keep Deceiving Yourself,My....
Jato Julor(J.J.)Rawlings
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