Tuesday, 23 July

NACOC intercepts 20.5KG worth of cannabis

Crime
Cannabis

Over a span of three days, the Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC) has intercepted a total of 20.5kg of concealed cannabis parcels intended for smuggling out of Ghana via postal and courier centers in Accra.

On Monday, April 15, 2024, routine examinations by NACOC officers identified four parcels concealed in wrapped boxes destined for the United Kingdom.

The following day, April 16, 2024, officers intercepted an outbound parcel containing 21 slabs of compressed cannabis weighing 5.80 kg.

On Friday, April 19, 2024, two outbound parcels containing a total of ten slabs of cannabis weighing 5.3 kg, with an additional four slabs weighing 1.4 kg, were intercepted. Both parcels were headed to the United Kingdom. Similarly, on Saturday, April 20, 2024, officers discovered an EMS parcel containing concealed cannabis slabs weighing 5.3 kg bound for the United Kingdom.

Another interception occurred on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, when officers found black soap packaged with cannabis slabs in a bathing pail, weighing 2.10 kg and destined for the United Kingdom. Subsequent field tests confirmed the presence of narcotics in these parcels, prompting their transfer to NACOC Headquarters for further investigation and the initiation of an intensive investigations to apprehend the culprits.

In a statement, NACOC reminded the public that it is illegal to possess narcotics and transit same.

 

Source: Classfmonline.com