Enchi: Police intercept 336 bags of cocoa beans to Ivory Coast

The Police in the Suaman Dadieso District in the Western North Region have intercepted 336 bags of cocoa beans which were being diverted to the neighbouring Ivory Coast for sale.

Two people, the driver and the mate of a Daewoo Kia with registration number AS 3513-19, are currently with the police, assisting in their investigations.

Cocoa smuggling activity is rampant in the Suaman Dadieso area.

Due to this, the Assembly formed a task force to monitor the activities of these smugglers.

The loaded bags of cocoa in jute sacks were intercepted by the police-civilian task force in the Dadieso-Enchi Forest Reserve.

After the interrogation, it was found that they were heading towards neighbouring Ivory Coast to sell the cocoa.

The task force therefore led the vehicle to the nearest police station.

The Suaman Dadieso District Chief Executive, Philip Kwabena Boahene, briefing the media, explained that residents in the area do not involve in cocoa smuggling but outsiders.

He said they smuggle goods through the area to dent the name of Suaman District and he  will do whatever in his power to arrest those involved.

Mr. Boahene warned that the security services and the task force will arrest anyone involve in cocoa smuggling.

Source:  Kweku Antwi-Otoo|3news.com|Ghana

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