The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has intercepted 127 parcels of dried leaves suspected to be ‘marijuana in the Ketu North Municipality of the Volta Region.
The Akanu Sector of the GIS made the interception on August 1 at about 11:30 pm.
The Akanu Sector Commander, C/Supt. Godson Attobrah, on the said date of the operation, picked up intelligence from an anonymous source on activities of a suspected drug syndicate specialised in smuggling ‘weed’ in the village of Apedido a suburb of Akanu, who intends conveying a consignment into neighbouring Togo.
Mr Attobrah then deployed his Special Team of (BPU) officers, led by Assist. Insp. Kofi Asante, ICO Joshua Andoh Mensah and AICO1 Lucky Dzokoto to foil the illegal activities, seize and apprehend the culprits
The Commander further disclosed that the smugglers managed to escape when his officers got to the crime scene where the suspected drugs were being kept. Officers’ further search led to a locked room in the house and uncovered huge packages stuffed with 127 parcels suspected to be ‘cannabis’.
“Officers who conducted the operation where able to secure the safe arrival of the suspected substance to the Akanu Border Post of the GIS, and that further investigations will soon commence,” he stressed.
The Volta Regional Commander of the Ghana Immigration Service DCI Peter Claver Nantou (Esq), was at the sector command to supervise the handing over of the suspected consignments to the Dzodze District Police Commander, DSP Christian Dogbatza.
Briefing the Media at Akanu, the Commander used the opportunity to congratulate the Sector Commander for Akanu Mr Attobrah and his men for their hard work and professionalism.
The Regional Commander further applauded them for exhibiting a high level of integrity, fortitude and resilience in the performance of their duty.
In his commitment to effectively collaborate with other state security agencies in the region, Mr Nantuo intimated that “inter security Agencies collaboration was very necessary to demystify the perception of lack of inter security collaboration”.
He cautioned those indulging in international cross border, Cyber related Crimes to desist from such illegal practices, and that the GIS is in full readiness to combating those illegal syndicates head-on.
“We will not, we cannot and shall not give them an inch, again, we shall not give those that believe in international cross border crimes an inch “he strongly warned.