- Two men has been grabbed by officials of NACOB for peddling drugs
- One was arrested at the Aviance Cargo Village at the Kotoka International Airport
- The other was arrested when the officials mounted a surveillance and discovered drugs hidden in a small KIA truck
YEN.com.gh is in possession of a photo of a driver who was arrested at the Aviance Cargo Village at the Kotoka International Airport for peddling drugs.
The suspect, Albert Adoquaye Acquaye, was caught by operatives of the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB).
The NACOB officials apprehended him after the KIA Frontier Truck with registration number GW 58-14 that he was driving was intercepted at the Aviance Cargo Village.
Upon his arrest, he mentioned the name of Ago Lartey, also known as 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
It also contained 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.
According to NACOB, 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.
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 meanwhile been prosecuted and currently in prison’s custody pending final verdict of the matter while Albert Adoquaye Acquaye has been granted bail.
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