12.67kg of cannabis worth $127k seized at KIA Cargo Terminal


The Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC) on Wednesday, May 23 seized 54 slabs of compressed dried leaves suspected to be cannabis concealed in wooden artefacts with a gross weight of 12.67kg and with a street value of $127,713.6.

The intercepted consignment, destined for the UK, were detected by officers of the Commission at the scanning room as part of their routine duties at the Kotoka International Airport Cargo Terminal.

A field test conducted on the substances proved positive for cannabis.

A statement issued by the Acting Director of Public Affairs and International Relations, Francis Opoku Amoah, said the Commission took custody of the seized consignment and immeidately launched investigations to apprehend the perpetrators.

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

It reminded all 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.


  1. Industrial use of cannabis must be a matter of grave concern to us.
    The Ghanaian economy is “sick” and for that matter needs foreign exchange injection from our exports.
    Cannabis, to the people means only for smoking; no, no, not.
    Let’s educate the people on its industrial use; pharmaceutical, hair, jute-bags, and many more.
    The creditors who we go for loans are using it for medicinal and other purposes.
    The illegality aspect of buying & selling to smoke must still be enforced.
    However, the promotion is on its industrial use by the nation and for export.
    Cocoa, mineral resources, timber, non- traditional exports and Crude-oil have failed due to mismanagement and corruption.
    God bless Ghana.


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