Joint border security operation busts narcotic consignment


A joint team of border security agencies operating at the Aflao frontier on Saturday seized a large parcel of suspected narcotic drug at an unapproved route of ‘beat 6’ in the Ketu South District of the Volta region.

The team, which comprised personnel of the Ghana Immigration Service, Customs Excise and Preventive Service and the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) personnel, busted the consignment on the dawn of Saturday at about 0310 hours upon intense surveillance at the beat enclave.

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Assistant Inspector, Mr Felix Klu-Adjei, Volta Regional Public Affairs Officer of GIS in a release said, the team’s intelligence led to the discovery of the motive of the smugglers.

He said the smugglers then abandoned the consignment fleeing into the adjoining bushes to avoid arrest.

The Public Affairs Officer said the consignment was eventually seized and sent to the Aflao GIS Command for examination, which revealed 53 well-packaged slabs of suspected cannabis in the form of loaves of bread and weighed 22683.2 grams.

Mr Klu-Adjei said the current bust was sequel to 31 parcels arrested barely 48 hours at beat 11 by the GIS border patrol officials.

He said the consignment had been officially handed-over to NACOB for further investigations while the suspects were being pursued and their modus operandi tracked.

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