NACOB destroys narcotics worth $2m, and marks World Drugs day today

NACOB destroys narcotics worth $2m, and marks World Drugs day today

The Narcotics Control Board (NACOB), has destroyed various narcotics worth an estimated two million dollars.

- The cases relating to the drugs seized, have been determined by the courts

- The drugs were seized between the year 2003 and 2016

- Officials who destroyed the drugs cautioned the public about the dangers of narcotics

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The exercise took place at Bundase Training Camp, a base for the Ghana Armed Forces at Prampram in the Greater Accra region.

The move follows an order from the court to dispose all drugs seized between 2003 and 2016, as the cases have been determined by the courts.

According to the deputy director of NACOB, Michael Addo, the substances, seized between 2003 and 2016, included heroin, cocaine, sativa, methamphetamine and cannabis.

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They were seized at various places such as the Kotoka International Airport, the borders, Cargo Village and Ghana Post.

In commemoration of the World Drugs day, which falls on June 26 every year, he indicated that the destruction of the drugs was to educate the public on the dangers of hard substances

The drugs, tested by officials of the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA), were set ablaze in the presence of other officers from the courts and the Environmental Protection Council (EPC).

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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