About 100.1 grams of a whitish substance suspected to be cocaine which was confiscated by the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has allegedly gone missing.
According to the Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC), the incident occurred on Sunday, June 7, 2020, at Aflao in the Volta Region.
Director-General of NACOC, Francis Torkornoo said his officers impounded a vehicle that had concealed the substances under its fuel tank on Friday, June 2020. After taking hold of the inventory of all the packages, which included $200,000, they wanted to send it to Accra for investigations but Customs officers refused.
“When they dropped the fuel tank, there was this false compartment under the vehicle containing various parcels and an amount of $200,000. After the inventory, as expected, NACOC wanted to the bring the vehicle to Accra for investigations to start, but the Customs officers refused, saying that they need to hear from their superiors from Accra,” he said.
He added that, “The team had a meeting and another inventory was taken [on Sunday] and this time, one whitish substance weighing 100.1 gram was missing from all that they saw on Friday. So my officers insisted that if the narration of the inventory does not change, they were not going to sign.”