The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chairman for Upper Manya Krobo in the Eastern Region, Mr. Moses Tetteh alias Arizona has been fingered in a recent major “wee” bust by the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) at Asesewa, in the Upper Manya Krobo District.
Further investigations conducted by this portal after the arrest of some suspects revealed that the owner of vehicle number ER 105-13 carrying the cannabis belongs to the constituency Chairman of the NPP in the Upper Manya Krobo.
The NACOB has impounded a Kia truck full of dried leaves suspected to be cannabis at Buokono, near Asesewa in the Upper Manya Krobo District last month.
NACOB, in the latter part of 2017 said it had a tip-off on a boat from Dzemeni in the Volta Region, which was loaded with cannabis and had offloaded its content onto a truck at village near Asesewa with its final destination being Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region.
Meanwhile, residents in the Upper Manya District capital, Asesewa were shocked to see the known owner of the said vehicle who happens to be the ruling party’s constituency chairman moving freely without any attempt by the security agencies to invite him for questions.
The multimillion dollar NPP cannabis dealer has the protection of the Eastern Regional Deputy Minister Hon. Joseph Tetteh alias Joe Tee and the District Chief Executive Hon. Felix Odjao facilitating his illegal business.
A statement by the anti-drug agency on the operation said “NACOB in collaboration with the District Police Command at Asesewa intercepted the said truck with registration number ER 105-13 and arrested the driver, one Stephen Nartey Sangmortey, whiles his accomplice fled upon sensing danger when security officers stopped their vehicle for checks.
“A search conducted on the truck revealed sacks filled with dried leaves suspected to be cannabis, packed onto the bucket of truck and covered with a tarpaulin. In all 124 sacks all containing dried leaves suspected to be cannabis sativa (wee) were retrieved from the truck”.
“These comprised 72 sacks of compressed dried leaves and 52 sacks of uncompressed dried leaves, all suspected to be cannabis. The 72 sacks of compressed dried leaves were further found to contain 4, 326 slabs of compressed cannabis.
The estimated gross weight of the seized cannabis is 5 tonnes, with a street value of approximately half a million Ghana cedis (GH 500,000)”.