The border patrol of the Immigration Service has busted 31 slabs of suspected cannabis from attempting to cross with the consignment in the Republic of Togo.
The team in the early hours 15th April foiled the attempt by syndicated motor riding smugglers trying to move the commodity across Ghana’s boarder through unapproved route -‘beat’ eleven in the Ketu South municipal.
Assistant Inspector, Mr Felix Klu Adjei, Volta regional Public Relation Officer of the GIS, told GhNewz that, the patrol team encountered the smugglers and was suspicious of the movement of two motor riders, who were trying to receive the location for easy operation. He said four motor riders then emerged from a nearby bush soon after the disappearance of the earlier two with the compressed parcel in an attempt to smuggle the consignment from the Ghana side of the border into the Republic of Togo.
Mr Felix said the team stood their grounds to disallow the illegal movement of the contraband Good’s, which the Smugglers fiercely released resulting in threats of death.
He admitted that, when they’re resistance was neutralised by quick reinforcement of officers, the smugglers the recoiled, started persuading and eventually attempted to offer money, which was decisively declined.
According to him, the consignment was consequently seized but the smugglers managed to escape with their motorbikes.
He maintained that the consignment was in the custody of the Aflao Command for further investigation and subsequently handed over to the Narcotic Control Board (NACOB).