General News of Saturday, 5 August 2017
The Narcotics Control Board (NACOB), has arrested three suspects for facilitating the export of banned sea products to Malaysia.
The suspects including one Prosper Kumaku according to Director of the Wildlife Division, Nana Kwesi Adu Nsiah smuggled 400 kilograms of pangolin scales worth $1.2 million to Malaysia but authorities there have impounded.
According to him, pangolins are mammals considered as endangered species hence international ban on dealing in them. Addressing the press over the week, Nana Kwesi Adu Nsiah said, they will enforce the ban.
According to him, it is becoming evidently clear that, some wildlife traffickers are using Ghana as transit destination to operate their nefarious activity.
He cautioned such individuals to desist from doing so before the law catches with them.
He said, ‘’we want to send a strong message to them that they have no place in Ghana. We will smoke them out. We are going to intensify our collaboration with customs, police NACOB, airport officials, informants, intelligent networks, media men and all other agencies to combat this crime.’’
He pleaded with the general public to join them in combating wildlife crime in Ghana and make the country a place to live, ”otherwise if we continue the trafficking, we are going to get people using the money their getting from the trafficking to destabilize the country,” he warned.