At Dabala, in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region, the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) detained two cars carrying 119 bags of suspected Indian hemp.
The compacted dry material was being sent to a place close to the Togo border in a Ford passenger van when it was discovered hidden within bags.
At Wute near Akatchi in the Volta Region, the division’s Eastern Corridor Monitoring Task Force stopped the vehicle carrying 26 bags of Indian Hemp.
While attempting to flee, the driver was captured, and the car was seized.
Investigations revealed that a vehicle with a foreign registration was hauling some of the dried leaves that were damaged at Avadre, close to Ziope.
According to Alhaji Iddrisu Iddisah Seidu, the Eastern Corridor Monitoring Task Force of the Customs Division’s acting commissioner, the interception was the product of an intelligence-led operation.
“The interception of the van and the arrest made led to the discovery of another consignment kept in a thatch house as the truck transporting the items broke down,” the head of Customs explained.
He stated that additional gang members who are now evading capture are being sought after by the police.
Along the border regions, which are frequently used as a conduit for drug trafficking, significant amounts of contraband are being found more frequently.
However, the Customs supervisor said that the interception demonstrated their expanding capacity to halt drug trafficking and aid in the prosecution of the traffickers.
We are making it costly and unappealing to engage in drug trafficking. You will fail, and the law will take action against you.
Alhaji Iddrisu issued a warning, saying, “I hope those participating in the enterprise would stop and others considering becoming involved will also think twice.
After a collaborative investigation with the Bureau of National Investigation, National Security, Defense Intelligence, and the Food and Drug Authority, the GRA’s Customs Division turned over the suspected Indian hemp to the Narcotics Control Commission.
Abdullah Dari, the leader of the Eastern Corridor Monitoring Task Force, urged people to share information to aid in the battle against drug trafficking.