More than 200 boxes of government subsidised farm inputs including spraying machines and weedicides, which were being smuggled into neighbouring Togo, have been intercepted.
An intelligence-based operation by the Ghana Immigration Service led to the seizure of the inputs at the Saboba border.
The driver of the vehicle carting the goods and his mate were arrested at a riverbank where they were offloading the goods. They have since been handed over to the police in the area for investigations.
Last year, the Agric Ministry banned the Saboba District from selling fertilizer due to an increase in smuggling cases in the area.
But seven dealers in the were this year cleared to supply fertilizer for use by farmers
Meanwhile efforts to get the Immigration spokesperson in the Northern Region to give further details on the matter have proved futile.
By Christopher Amoako|3news.com|Ghana