The Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) has arrested two persons for trafficking narcotics at the Aviance Cargo Village.
The suspect, Albert Adoquaye Acquaye – driver, was arrested by operatives of NACOB after the KIA Frontier Truck with registration number GW 58-14 that he was driving was intercepted at the Aviance Cargo Village.
Upon arrest, Adoquaye Acquaye – the driver of the truck – mentioned the name of Ago Lartey, also known as President Nikky, as sender and owner of the consignment.
A thorough search of the KIA Frontier truck indicated 45 boxes which contained 625 compressed slabs of dried leaves suspected to be cannabis sativa and two lunchboxes containing brownish substances suspected to be Hashish Oil, an extract of the drug – all concealed among dried ginger for export.
Surveillance mounted at Ago Lartey’s residence at Ashale Botwe led to his arrest on board a hired small KIA truck, ‘Abossey Okai Macho’. A thorough search of the vehicle revealed eight sacks of dried ginger.
Further search in his black backpack bag revealed three small wrappers of compressed dried leaves for which he claimed ownership and stated were for personal consumption.
Ago Lartey upon interrogation and investigation stated that the intercepted cannabis sativa and dried ginger were packed in his house by one Danny.
Danny is currently at large, while the exhibits have been forwarded to the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) for analytical examination and report.
Ago Lartey has been prosecuted and is currently in prison custody pending final verdict of the matter, while Albert Adoquaye Acquaye (the driver) has been granted bail.
NACOB admonishes the public to desist from delivering parcels for and on behalf of others, as it has been the conduit for trafficking narcotic drugs.
The public is encouraged to voluntarily provide information leading to the successful arrest of persons suspected to be indulging in nefarious activities, especially in narcotic-related acts.