- Ghana has been ranked second in the trafficking of cocaine
- Report by UNODC reveals thousands of Ghanaians sniff cocaine
A recent report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has placed Ghana among the countries where the trafficking of cocaine is the highest in Africa.
According to the report, Ghana and Nigeria were the leading sub-Saharan countries mostly prone to this development and that the main trafficking route continues to be from West Africa to South America and Latin America.
The report also ranks Ghana the 20th in the world when it comes to the consumption of cocaine - a development which comes at a time when government is putting structures in place to clamp down on the illicit drug trafficking.
It has also emerged that close to 300,000 thousand Ghanaians are currently sniffing cocaine or using it in other devious forms.
This revelation is documented to have skyrocketed the prevalence of Hepatitis B in the sub-Saharan Africa as most of drug abusers rely on the use of syringes to satisfy their urge.
This report comes in the wake of various scandals in Ghana related to illicit drug trade with the most noticeable being the cocaine turned baking soda scandal and also the Nayele Ametefe saga.
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