Some suspected cocaine and dollars intercepted by Aflao Customs Division

By Dominic Adoboli,
GNA

Aflao,
Sept. 15, GNA – An undisclosed quantities of suspected cocaine and bundles of
dollars have been intercepted by officials of the Aflao Customs Division of the
Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) last Monday at Segbe, a Ghana-Togo Border post
near Aflao.

Also
impounded was a foreign registered four wheeled vehicle on which the substance
and the cash were being transported into the country.

The
unidentified occupants of the vehicle allegedly bolted as the officials were
said to be carrying out routine checks on the vehicle and are still on the run.

The
Authorities of the Division were however frugal on details regarding the
seizure.

Ms
Sheila Vigbedor, Aflao Sector Commander of the Division, when contacted by the
GNA in her office on Friday, September 13, this year, refused to give details.

“Yes,
we intercepted some cocaine and Dollars, which we have since dispatched to our
Headquarters in Accra and I am therefore not in the position to give you any
details. I cannot speak about it to you,” she told the GNA.

All
other means the GNA tried for further details failed.

A
source close to the Aflao Police when contacted, also admitted being aware of
the interception, but had since not received any details as promised by the
Customs Division.

The
quantity of the substance, its street value, the total amount of dollars, the
vehicle’s country of origin and number, number of suspects and sex, time and
mode of the interception and how the suspects managed to abandon the car to
escape, remained unknown.

A
source close to the Division, however, hinted the GNA that records at the
Division’s Vehicles Declaration Unit (VDU)’s archives revealed that the
impounded vehicle had crossed into the country before.

GNA

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