NACOB Arrests Man, 50 -Over 625 Slabs Of Wee

The Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) has arrested two persons including a man believed to be in his late fifties for trafficking six hundred and twenty-five (625) compressed slabs of dried leaves suspected to be cannabis sativa (Wee).

They are Albert Adoquaye Acquaye, driver and one Ago Lartey aka President Nikky.

Albert was arrested by operatives of NACOB on board a KIA Frontier Truck with registration number GW 58-14 at the Aviance Cargo Village in Accra.

The drugs were stashed in Forty-Five (45) boxes in the KIA Frontier truck aside two (2) lunch boxes containing brownish substances suspected to be Hashish Oil, an extract of narcotic drug all concealed among dried ginger for export.

Upon arrest Albert mentioned President Nikky as sender and owner of the consignment.

A statement issued in Accra yesterday by the Communication and Media Relations Unit of NACOB stated that surveillance mounted at Ago Lartey’s residence at Ashalley Botwe, a suburb of Accra led to his arrest while on board a hired small KIA truck “Abossey Okai Macho”.

It said noted that thorough search of the vehicle revealed eight (8) sacks of dried ginger adding that “Further search in his black back pack bag revealed three (3) small compressed dried leaves which he claimed ownership and stated were for personal consumption.”

According to the statement, Ago Lartey upon interrogation and investigation stated that the intercepted wee and dried ginger were packed in his house by one Danny.

Danny is currently at large, whiles the exhibits have been forwarded to the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) for analytical examination and report.

Ago Lartey has been arraigned before an Accra Circuit Court and currently in prison’s custody pending the determination of the matter whiles Albert has been granted bail.

NACOB however, admonishes the public to desist from delivering parcels for and on behalf of others, as it has been the conduit for trafficking narcotic drugs.

The Public, the anti-narcotic body encouraged the citizens to voluntarily provide information leading to the successful arrest of persons suspected to be indulging in nefarious activities especially in narcotic related acts.