Two persons have been arrested by the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) for trafficking narcotics at the Aviance Cargo Village.

The suspect, Albert Adoquaye Acquaye, who happens to be the driver of the KIA Frontier Truck with registration number GW 58-14
was arrested at the Aviance Cargo Village
by operatives of NACOB for driving a truck carrying narcotics.

The driver subsequently mentioned the name of Ago Lartey ‘aka President Nikky’ as sender and owner of the consignment. A thorough search on the KIA Frontier truck indicated Forty-Five (45) boxes which contained Six Hundred and twenty-five (625) compressed slabs of dried leaves suspected to be cannabis sativa and two (2) lunch boxes containing brownish substances also suspected to be Hashish Oil, an extract of narcotic drug all concealed among dried ginger for export.

Surveillance mounted at Ago Lartey’s residence at Ashalley Botwe, led to his arrest on board a hired small KIA truck “Abossey Okai Macho”. Thorough search of the vehicle revealed eight (8) sacks of dried ginger.

Further search in his black back pack bag revealed three (3) small compressed dried leaves 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.

The said Danny is currently at large, whiles the exhibits have been forwarded to the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) for analytical examination and report.

Ago Lartey has been prosecuted and currently in prison’s custody pending final verdict of the matter whiles the driver, Albert Adoquaye Acquaye has been granted bail.

NACOB however, 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 also encouraged to voluntarily provide information leading to the successful arrest of persons suspected to be indulging in nefarious activities especially in narcotic related acts.

The aforementioned was contained in a press release by the communication and media relations unit of NACOB and copied to Newsghana.com.gh.

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