The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has announced that the Ada Foah Detachment of the Riverine Command of the Ghana Navy hass intercepted a canoe suspected to be transporting parcels of substances suspected to be marijuana at Agorkpo general area.
The operation, according to the GAF, was conducted in the early hours of Saturday 16 December 2023 between 3:00am and 8:00am.
The Detachment acted on intelligence gathered during night foot patrols on Friday 15 December 2023, a statement issued by GAF on Monday, December 18 indicated.
The Detachment laid ambush at 2 locations from 3:00am waiting for the movement of the canoes.
At about 4:00am, the first Ambush Team sighted 3 canoes involved in the illegality proceeding at high speed past their location. Unfortunately, the suspects did not proceed toward the direction of the main Ambush Team as anticipated, so the first team of 3 men chased and intercepted the third canoe.
The 3 suspects on the third canoe dived into the river and escaped, abandoning the canoe and its content after a scuffle with the naval personnel.
The other 2 canoes escaped towards the estuary and could not be apprehended by the main Ambush Team after a follow-up up chase.
The Detachment confiscated 45 sacks of suspected marijuana yet to be weighed and valued. The confiscated items have been conveyed to the Naval Base at Tema for further investigation.