Two busted for drug trafficking at Aviation Cargo Village

BY: Maclean Kwofi
One of the suspects
One of the suspects

The Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) has apprehended two persons for trafficking narcotics at the Aviance Cargo Village.

One of the suspects, Albert Adoquaye Acquaye, a driver, was arrested by operatives of NACOB after a KIA Frontier Truck with registration number GW 58-14 that he was driving was intercepted at the Aviance Cargo Village.

Upon arrest, Adoquaye Acquaye mentioned one Ago Lartey aka President Nikky as sender and owner of the consignment.

A thorough search on the KIA Frontier truck found 45 boxes which contained 625 compressed slabs of dried leaves suspected to be cannabis sativa and two lunch boxes containing brownish substances also suspected to be Hashish Oil, an extract of narcotic drug all concealed among dried ginger for export.

Surveillance mounted at Ago Lartey’s residence at Ashalley Botwe, led to his arrest on board a hired small KIA truck “Abossey Okai Macho” and a thorough search of the vehicle revealed eight sacks of dried ginger.

Further search in his black back pack bag revealed three small compressed dried leaves which he claimed ownership and stated were for personal consumption.


Ago Lartey upon interrogation and investigation stated that the intercepted cannabis sativa and dried ginger were packed in his house by one Danny.

Danny is currently at large, whiles the exhibits have been forwarded to the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) for analytical examination and report. 

Ago Lartey has been prosecuted and currently in custody pending final verdict of the matter whiles Albert Adoquaye Acquaye (driver) has been granted bail.

NACOB in a statement on August 17, 2018, asked the public to desist from delivering parcels for and on behalf of others, as it has been the conduit for trafficking narcotic drugs.

The public is encouraged to voluntarily provide information leading to the successful arrest of persons suspected to be indulging in nefarious activities especially in narcotic related acts.