The Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC) on Wednesday 23, May, 2023 seized Fifty-Four (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 United States Dollars.

The intercepted consignment which were 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. 

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.

NACOC assures the public that it is committed to collaborating with all relevant institutions in minimising the drug trafficking threat to 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 authorization is illegal and punishable under sections 40 (1) and 41 (1) of Act 1019 of the Narcotics Control Commission Act 2020.  

Signed
Francis Opoku Amoah

Acting Director, Public Affairs and International Relations Department

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