The Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC) has destroyed tons of cannabis. The highest amount of cannabis ever confiscated since 2021. It weighs about 50 tons and having a market worth of GHC 50 million.
The seized cannabis was mainly intercepted from the Eastern and Volta regions through intelligence gathering efforts by operatives.
Speaking to Citi News, the Public Affairs Director of NACOC, Francis Opoku Amoah said efforts are being made to curb the illicit trade and the use of the prohibited substance until such a time when the country is ready to legalize it.
He mentioned that five people are currently standing trial for engaging in the trade of cannabis.
“For now, per our laws, it is illegal and I am also sure that you are aware and know that our new laws Act 10(19) Section 43 was going to make sure we get people license to cultivate hemp but as we speak now, the Supreme Court has put a break on it so we are waiting for the review and we will see if we can get people to cultivate it.”
NACOC intercepts Cannabis
A couple of months ago, a joint security operation led to the interception of 17,522 slabs of cannabis. A street value of GH¢17,522.000 at Ho in the Volta Region.
The drugs which has a total gross weight of 8,761 kilogrammes were seized. This was between AdakluTrekpe and Ho Sports Development Centre.
The operation was conducted by the Volta Regional Office of the Narcotics Control Commission(NACOC).