The Sector Commander of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) Customs Division, Majeed Amandi is of the view that the 100.1 grams of suspected cocaine that mysteriously went missing may have been stolen by officials of the Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC) or swept away.
The Director-General of NACOC, Francis Torkornoo had earlier indicated Customs officers had refused to allow the transportation of the substance which was concealed in a vehicle impounded by NACOC, to Accra.
Mr Amandi, however, dismissed this explanation in a statement, intimating that, it was intended to discount the Custom officers’ handling of the intercepted substance.
He expressed his dissatisfaction with attempts by NACOC to sabotage Customs officers. Francis Torkono had earlier also expressed similar sentiments.
He said although NACOC maintains a friendly relationship with the Customs Division of the GRA, it has not been enthused about some incidents that have happened in the recent past.
He cited an incident where NACOC had seized some suspected banned substance and due to some actions by Customs including announcing in the media that it was them who seized the items and that it was cocaine, NACOC was unable to arrest some suspects who were behind the transportation of the banned substance.
He said his outfit has since written to the Commissioner of Customs to request the transfer of the vehicle to NACOC to allow them to conduct investigations.