James Agalga

The Minority in Parliament is demanding an independent investigation into the alleged missing substance believed to be cocaine from the custody of customs branch of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).

According to the minority, the lack of synergy among the country’s security agencies at the border mirrors the failure of the leadership of President Akufo-Addo as the chairperson of the National Security Council.

Minority spokesperson on Defense and Interior James Agalga speaking to the media in Parliament charged the government and the Director-General for Customs to publicly speak to the matter arguing that the tango between the two institutions is a threat to the country’s security.

“The Minority in Parliament calls for immediate setting up of an independent committee of enquiry to establish among other circumstances where the cocaine impounded by Narcotic Control Commission and entrusted in the custody of the customs division of the Ghana Revenue Authority disappeared to,” he said.

“It will be recalled that in 2006, President Kufuor set up the Georgina Woode committee of enquiry to investigate the disappearance of 57 parcels of cocaine from the N.V Benjamin which entered our territory at the time,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Director-General for the narcotics control Commission board has threatened to sue the GRA over the failure to release the substance impounded at the Aflao border with $200,000 in a Nigerian registered vehicle.

 

Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/103.5FM/Prince Essien