“Ghana Is Noted As A Transit Country For Drug Trafficking…” – Deputy Head of Missions, British High Commission
On Monday, The British High Commission in Ghana revealed that Ghana is on the global radar among transit countries for drug trafficking.
The Deputy Head of Missions at the British High Commission, Keith McMahon stated that the global availability of the illicit drugs is shooting up and some fishing communities in Ghana have been identified as conveying channels in the drug supply chain.
In his words, he said “Ghana is noted as a transit country for drug trafficking, particularly cocaine and sent to men directly across the ocean. Our teams from border force, immigration enforcement forces and the national crime agency have developed strong partnerships not only with the Narcotics Control Commission (NCC) but also the Economic and Organised Crime Office, Ghana Police Service, the Financial Intelligence Centre and other law enforcement agencies. We have made this progress together”.
He later added that United Kingdom has invested a whooping amount of over three million Ghana Cedis in Ghana’s Narcotics Commission Over the last 10 year, as efforts to reduce drug trafficking in the country.
Mr McMahon also stated that the UK and Germany through a GIZ partnership is to set up a crime programme, which “will build upon progress already made and continue to support and strengthen some of the institutions here in Ghana”.
He disclosed this at the commemoration of the International Day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking.