8,282 Compressed Slabs Of Cannabis Burnt
The destruction of 8,282 compressed slabs of cannabis was monitored by police, the Narcotics Commission, and the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday at the Sunyani landfill site in the Bono Region.
The unlawful substances were ordered to be destroyed by the Fiapre Circuit Court in the Sunyani West District, presided over by Her Honour Rita Amoayiwa Edusah, while the two accused, Ayuba Ali, a driver, and Amitus Soore, a driver’s buddy, is still facing charges in court.
The accused were in charge of a KIA Rhino truck with the registration number GR 2474-16, which contained the narcotics, and were on their way to Burkina Faso when they were arrested on June 5, 2020 by a team from the Ghana Police Service’s narcotics unit between Menji and Banda Nkwanta in the Tain District.
The driver and his companion claimed custody of the drugs, according to the police, and were charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
They’ve been on trial in the Fiapre Circuit Court since then.
Despite the fact that the trial is still underway, on May 11, 2022, the court issued an order for the material to be destroyed by burning, which has since been carried out.
The court’s registrar, Alfred Asamoah Boade, who oversaw the burning with authorities from the aforementioned organizations, expressed satisfaction with the proceedings.