The Drug Law Enforcement Unit of the Ghana Police Service has impounded a vehicle carrying over 8,400 slabs of dried leaves, suspected to be cannabis bound for neighbouring Burkina Faso.
The substances, carefully packed, were covered with sawdust and other legal goods in a Rhino Cargo truck to outwit security personnel on the way.
The driver and his ‘mate’ who were to be paid ¢7,000 for transporting the weed, claim not to know the owner of the substance.
The 27-year old driver, Ayuba Ali, and his 20-year-old mate, Ametus Sori both natives of Kunnyukuon near Babile in the Upper West Region, claim they were only hired to transport the goods from Nsawkaw in the Tain district to Hamile, close to the border with Burkina Faso.
The truck with registration number GR 2474-16, was loaded with 180 sacks with each containing 47 compressed slabs of dried leaves, suspected to be cannabis.
The Bono Regional Police Public Relations Officer Augustine Oppong, confirmed the incident to Dailymailgh.com.
Crime Officer Nana Kwaku Duah said that the suspects will be arraigned before court. He also appealed to the public to help the police with information to end the illicit drug business in the region.
By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH