Police in Ashaiman in the Greater Accra region on 4th June 2021 arrested four men suspected to be dealing in narcotics. According to the police, these men were carrying 892 slabs of plant material in a Benz bus with registration number GR-2913-G.
The police suspect that the plant material is narcotics that the suspects were conveying to Carl’s Hotel located in a suburb in Ashaiman called Bethlehem.
These four suspected narcotic drugs dealers are Boniface Abaya-31, Kwame Akwetey-31, Samuel Djandu-30 and Godwin Agbessi-29, who happens, the driver. Currently, the police have detained them for further investigation and due processes.
Ghana has gradually made it to the list of countries in West Africa known for drug trafficking. In 2004, the Ghana narcotics officials said that they had found an international drugs cartel in the port city of Tema. This showed up after they seized 674 kilogrammes of cocaine that was in transit to Europe.
“The street value of the drugs, which were about to be shipped to the United Kingdom, has been confirmed to be the US $145 million,” Edmund Tei, an official at Ghana’s Narcotics Control Board, told IRIN.”
Within that period, it was the largest quantity of narcotics ever seized in Ghana. Also, it was one of the largest ever to be intercepted in West Africa, which has become a highly recorded transit point for shipping heroin and cocaine into Europe.
November last year, 2020, three men were arrested in Tema for lacing alcoholic beverages with weed. All these tell the level Ghana has reached as far as dealings with narcotics are.