NACOB destroys drugs worth GhC500k

The Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) on Friday 27 July 2018 destroyed 500kg of Marijuana at the Bundase Military base in the Greater Accra region.

This comes after an Accra Criminal High Court presided over by Justice Justin K. Dorgu ordered for the burning of the substance.

The exercise also witnessed the burning of 100kg of Khat, a flowering plant native to the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula which is chewed and contains alkaloid cathinone and a stimulant, which is said to cause excitement, loss of appetite, and euphoria. It is mostly posted through the courier services from East Africa mainly Ethiopia and repackaged to Europe and North America.

The move was undertaken by the Ghana Police Service, in collaboration with the Military, Ghana Standard Authority (GSA), Judicial Service, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the media.

The burnt drugs were worth GhC500,000, according to the Board.