Tema Port: NACOB busts £29.2m worth of cannabis for UK market

The Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) has described as the biggest seizure of cannabis in one single operation. The NACOB disclosed ceasing 5,851 compressed slabs of cannabis, with an estimated street value of £29.2 million in an operation at the Tema port.

Two suspects Dominic Kojo Amenyo and Osae Akotua have so far been arrested in connection with the bust, while a third suspect by name Bright is said to be on the run, Daily Graphic reports.

The suspects are freight forwarders at the Tema port and were handling the yams.

The names of the companies involved in the abortive export of the yams and the cannabis have, however, been withheld for security reasons.

The Executive Secretary of NACOB, Francis Torkornoo told the paper that his outfit had been cooperating with the Ghana Revenue Authority and Police at the Tema port.

Security agencies first became suspicious on March 7 when the yams were in storage for customs checks before export.

Dominic Kojo Amenyo claimed to police he was on his normal rounds when Osae Akotua called him to assist with the yam and he did not know the actual exporters or owners of the boxes containing the package.

Osae on the other hand  claimed that another freight forwarder by name Bright called him to come and handle the processing of the documents for him since he (Bright) had another job to attend to, and that he had no idea that the boxes were filled with a compressed substance.

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