The Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC) on Wednesday, May 23 seized 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 $127,713.6.
The intercepted consignment, destined for the UK, were detected by officers of the Commission at the scanning room as part of their routine duties at the Kotoka International Airport Cargo Terminal.
A field test conducted on the substances proved positive for cannabis.
A statement issued by the Acting Director of Public Affairs and International Relations, Francis Opoku Amoah, said the Commission took custody of the seized consignment and immeidately launched investigations to apprehend the perpetrators.
“NACOC assures the public that it is committed to collaborating with all relevant institutions in minimising the drug trafficking threat to the country.”
It reminded all that the possession and transportation of illicit drugs without lawful authorization is illegal and punishable under sections 40 (1) and 41 (1) of Act 1019 of the Narcotics Control Commission Act 2020.Read Full Story