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The Ghana Navy has intercepted a canoe suspected to be transporting marijuana at Agorkpo general area in the Volta region.

The Ada Foah Detachment of the Riverine Command of the Ghana Navy conducted the operation at the early hours of Saturday, December 16, 2023, between 3am and 8am.

An intelligence gathered at the Friday, December 15 patrols led to the detachment which was carried a day after, per a release issued by the Ghana Armed Forces.

According to the Monday, December 18, 2023 statement, “the Detachment laid ambush at 2 locations from 3am waiting for the movement of the canoes. At about 4am, the first Ambush Team sighted 3 canoes involved in the illegality proceeding at high speed past their location.”

“Unfortunately, the suspects did not proceed toward the direction of the main Ambush Team as anticipated, so the first team of 3 men chased and intercepted the third canoe. The 3 suspects on the third canoe dived into the river and escaped, abandoning the canoe and its content after a scuffle with the naval personnel,” the statement noted.

It added that “the other 2 canoes escaped towards the estuary and could not be apprehended by the main Ambush Team after a follow-up up chase. The Detachment confiscated 45 sacks of suspected marijuana yet to be weighed and valued.”

The confiscated items have been conveyed to Naval Base Tema for further investigation.

Source: Public Relations, Ghana Army

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