In the early hours of Tuesday, the Nyive Sector Command of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) raided the Atikpui hamlet in the enclave and seized 2,497 bundles of suspected Indian hemp. The 33-sack-packaged packages, which were seized at around 0300 hours after the Command got a signal, have serial numbers imprinted on them.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), Assistant Commissioner of Immigration (ACI) Abdulai Zakaria, Sector Commander for Nyive, revealed that he sent officers to the area behind the Atikpui School park after getting a signal. He claimed that when the officers arrived, they set up a trap and heard the sound of a car, but when the occupants realized the officers were nearby, they drove off in the car. As the transporting truck became stopped in the mud, ACI Zakaria reported that a search resulted in the identification of the sacks packed in a bush.
According to him, the drivers unloaded the car and were able to free it from the mud, but they were unable to load the sacks before the police arrived, which caused the dealers to flee. The sacks were delivered to the Command, according to ACI Zakaria, and then turned over to agents of the Narcotics Control Commission from Accra.
He urged residents to abstain from using illegal narcotics and urged local officials and residents to work with the Service to stop such activities. ACI Zakaria extended appreciation to the Border Security Committee (BORSEC), the Comptroller Commissioner of Immigration for support to the Command, and other stakeholders for their cooperation. You might remember that in November of last year, the Sector Command seized 1,490 packages from the Atikpui neighborhood.