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Narcotics Control Commission seizes cannabis worth $127K at KIA

Narcotics Control Commission seizes cannabis worth $127K at KIA

The Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC), has revealed the seizure of 54 slabs of dried leaves suspected to be cannabis worth $127,000 at the Kotoka International Airport cargo terminal.

The cannabis weighing about 12.67KG was intercepted on Wednesday, May 23.

The consignment was bound for the United Kingdom when the Commission detected it in KIA’s scanning room during routine duties.

In a statement signed by NACOC’s Public Affairs and International Relations Department, it indicated that “a field test conducted on the substances proved positive for cannabis.”

The Commission says it has taken custody of the seized consignment, adding that investigations are ongoing to apprehend the perpetrators.

“The Commission would like to use this medium to remind the general public that the possession and transportation of illicit drugs without lawful authorization is illegal and punishable under sections 40 (1) and 41 (1) of Act 1019 of the Narcotics Control Commission Act 2020.

NACOC assured the general public that it is committed to collaborating with all relevant institutions in minimising the drug trafficking threat to the country.

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Tags:   KIA Kotoka International Airport NACOC Narcotics Control Commission

Source: MyJoyOnline


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