The Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC) in Ghana has issued a stern warning to all citizens that they will be arrested and prosecuted if they contravene the narcotics laws, regardless of their position or influence in society.
Speaking on Peace FM’s ‘Kokrokoo’ programme, the acting Director of Public Relations at NACOC, Francis Opoku Amoah, made it clear that powerful individuals will not be protected. The warning comes after concerns were raised about the Commission’s ability to exercise its powers to arrest drug smugglers, with some speculating that influential individuals may be impeding its work.
However, Mr. Opoku Amoah assured listeners that the Commission would not be deterred in its efforts to combat drug smuggling and addiction. He also revealed that the Commission is engaging drug addicts in rehab programmes to help them overcome their addiction.