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Upper West: GIS ceased substances suspected to be marijuana


The Upper West Regional Command of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has disclosed that it has ceased some capricious substances suspected to be marijuana during its joint routine patrol.


A statement issued by the Regional Public Affairs Officer of the GIS, Ibn Yussif Duranah Abdul-Mumin Seidu, stated that a joint GIS and Formed Police Unit (FPU) uncovered the substances at a house during their routine patrol on some identified unapproved routes bordering neighbouring Burkina Faso.


According to the GIS, the substances were gotten on Thursday, December 1, 2022, by the joint team of security personnel.

“At about 1023HRS, and acting on intel, the team conducted a swoop in a house of a certain man called (Name withheld) at Liero, a community around Fielmuo.


“It was revealed that most of the rooms were stocked with sacks of bags containing compressed substances suspected to be marijuana,” the statement said.


It added that the determined personnel, with a backup reinforcement, retrieved the suspected substances totalling 981 parcels and sent them to the Hamile Border Post for further investigation and action.


“The respective state security agencies would be invited to analyse the exhibits to ascertain the veracity of our deep suspicion on what the substance is actually,” it disclosed.


The GIS assured that frantic efforts are being made to apprehend persons connected to the ceased substance to aid in investigations and appropriate action.


“The Hamile Border Post Commander, Chief Supt. Owusu Ansah indicated that whereas we appreciate the impeccable rapport with the locals, we wish to respectfully inform the few unrepentant ones not to stand in our way.


“They must either change or we change them, middle grounds is not an option,” the statement concluded.

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