The Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC) on Wednesday, 23 May 2023, intercepted 54 slabs of compressed dried leaves suspected to be cannabis concealed in wooden artefacts with a gross weight of 12.67kg and with a street value of US$127, 713.6.
This was contained in a statement signed by Mr Francis Opoku Amoah, the Acting Director of the Public Affairs and International Relations Department.
”The intercepted consignment which was destined for the U.K were detected by officers of the Commission at the scanning room as part of their routine duties at the Kotoka International Airport Cargo Terminal,” the statement said.
The statement added that a field test conducted on the substances proved positive for cannabis.
”The Commission has taken custody of the seized consignment while investigations continue to apprehend the perpetrators,” Mr Amoah’s statement said.
The statement assured the public that the commission is committed to collaborating with all relevant institutions in minimising the drug trafficking threat in the country.
“The commission would like to use this medium to remind the general public that the possession and transportation of illicit drugs without lawful authorisation is illegal and punishable under sections 40 (1) and 41 (1) of Act 1019 of the Narcotics Control Commission Act 2020,” the statement concluded.