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Narcotic Command Fee destroys confiscated medicines


The Narcotic Regulate Commission in collaboration with the point out securities on Friday wrecked displays of narcotic drugs intercepted by their operatives at the Bundase Armed service Camp following a court order.

 The overall pounds of medications destroyed is 2,553.68 kilogrammes valued at GHc2.89 million and 287.61 kilogrammes of Khat.

The consignment, which had been packaged and all set for delivery, was confiscated on June 05, 2020, on a idea-off by the collaborative endeavours of drug enforcement businesses at the Kpoglo Border.

The destruction exercise was witnessed by the Ghana Requirements Authority, Court docket Registrar, the Environmental Security Agency, Ghana Law enforcement Service, and Narcotic Control Fee.

Mr Francis Kofi Torkornoo, the Acting Director-Common, Narcotics Handle Board, speaking at the exercising mentioned the function was to mark this year’s Environment Drug Working day, instituted by the United Nations’ Standard Assembly Resolution 42/112 on December 7, 1987.

This year’s theme: “Better Expertise for Greater Care”, was necessary especially in the period of social media where people are being exploited with misinformation on illicit drugs in an attempt to lure them into drug use.

The theme was also aimed at strengthening the comprehending of the world drug difficulty and at fostering higher worldwide cooperation for countering its effect on health, governance, and safety.

He mentioned the celebration of the furnished opportunity for the place to examine and put in viewpoint the approach to drug need reduction between the citizenry particularly the youth who have been most vulnerable.

Mr Torkornoo explained the day was also to boost recognition on the debilitating consequences of drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking as nicely as the threats the incident posed to the countrywide safety.

He claimed when folks are geared up with the requisite details on the dangerous effects of compound use, they were probable to chorus from drug abuse to help save their lives from the havoc caused by the compound.

The Acting Director-Basic stated the Commission would continue on to operate closely with its nearby and international partners, and civil modern society organisations to deepen and improve collaboration in curbing the drug menace in the state.

Parliament handed the Narcotics Handle Fee Act, 2020 on Friday, March 20, and it was assented to by President Akufo Addo on Monday, May well 11, 2020.

The Act, beneath segment 13, presents the independence of the Commission in the execution of its mandate.

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