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26.03.2012 General News

Customs Seize Medical Director's Car Carrying Suspected Indian Hemp

By Daily Graphic
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A Daewoo salon car said to belong to the medical director of a private hospital in the Ketu-South District has been intercepted by Customs Officials at Dabala with 29 compressed parcels of suspected Indian hemp.

The driver in of the vehicle, whose registration number is GC 721-11, has bolted and has not been identified.

Mr John Dunbah, a Chief Collector of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority, in charge of the Customs Operational Duty at Dabala, told the Ghana News Agency, (GNA) that the Daewoo car travelling from Aflao towards Accra on Monday March 19, pulled up at the Dabala check point at about 1030 hours.

He said during checks the officers saw an unusual packaging in the booth and probed further, leading to the discovery of the 29 parcels weighing a kilogram each.

He said as the officers were examining the parcels the driver escaped into a nearby bush.

Mr Dunbah said documents found in the car revealed it belonged to a medical director of a private hospital in Ketu- South, who declined to make any comments when contacted by the GNA on phone.

The items and the car have been impounded pending further investigations.

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