Officials of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority, (GRA) at Aflao on Friday intercepted a Kia van carrying four bags of dried leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp.
The driver of the van was said to be on the run after he abandoned the vehicle at Sepe Kofe.
Briefing journalists at Aflao yesterday, the Aflao sector Commander of the Customs Division of GRA, Ghana, Ms. Augustina Dede Quaye, said that on September 16, around 5.30pm, custom officials at the Preventive Mobile Unit (PMU) at Aflao Low-Cost near Sepe Kofe stopped the Kia van with only one registration number at the front.
The driver refused to stop and the officers chased the vehicle and the driver sensing danger abandoned it and escaped.
Ms. Quaye noted that a search in the vehicle by other security officers revealed four bags of leaves suspected to be Indian hemp stuffed in 206 slaps weighing 190.185 kilos.
She lamented that residents of the area prevented custom officers from arresting the suspects and indicated the driver has 30 days to claim the items and the vehicle otherwise it would be confiscated to the state.
From Kafui Gati, Aflao