Ghana has been ranked the third cocaine transit destination in Africa behind Nigeria and South Africa, respectively.
According to the 2016 World Drug Report by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the illegal shipment of cocaine comes from South America en route to Europe and Brazil.
The report again named Ghana as among the top four countries in Africa reported as the source of cannabis herb to Europe.
Roger Vanderpuije, the Greater-Accra Regional Commander at the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB), disclosed this at the 2017 World Drug Day celebration in Accra.
“I humbly call on the government, as a matter of urgency, to pass the Narcotics Control Commission Bill 2015 to give NACOB more powers to effectively do their work,” he stated.
“We call on everybody to be part of this crusade against drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking because it is destroying our children, the society and denting the image of the country internationally,” he added.
Richard Opare, an ex-drug addict, advised the students to stay away from drugs. He used his life as an ex-drug addict to advice all students against the use of drugs as it would only destroy their lives and make them miserable.
United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, in a message called for commitment to reduce drug abuse, illicit trafficking and the harm that drugs cause, and to ensure that our approach promotes equality, human rights, sustainable development, and greater peace and security.
Source: the finder