The Minority in Parliament has charged government to set up an independent Commission of Inquiry to probe the disappearance of over 100 grams of cocaine which was under the supervision of Custom officials.
This comes after some substances suspected to be high-value cocaine was intercepted at the Kpoglu Border Post in the Ketu South Municipality last Friday went missing.
According to reports, the substance went missing between on Sunday whilst the seized substances and cash were in the custody of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) at the Aflao Border post before it was to be transported to the headquarters of the Customs Division in Accra
Subsequently, the two institutions at the centre of the saga — the Narcotics Control Commission and the Customs – have been pointing accusing fingers at each other.
Commenting on this, the Ranking Member on the Defense and Interior Committee James Agalga said the blame game between the two security agencies indicates that some top officials may have been compromised.
A reason he is calling for investigations into the matter. This he hopes would unravel the circumstances leading to the disappearance of the substance.
“It is very disturbing that two security agencies of State will be at each other’s throat over a matter like this. They are suppose to be collaborating with each other in protecting from drug trafficking and other related crimes.
“So instead of allowing them [Customs and NACOB] to investigate this matter, I think, it is appropriate that we have an independent Committee to look into it,” he stressed.
The Builsa North MP also questioned how the impounded vehicle arrived in the country despite boarder closure.
He then highlighted that the porous borders of the country need serious attention to tackle drug trafficking issues.
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