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Ghana emerges as West Africa's ganja hub

Posted on June 26th, 2010 by Global Ganja Report and tagged , , , , , , .

Ghanians cheering their national team to victory in the World Cup match in South Africa may have been imbibing in more than just beer. Earlier this month, agents of Ghana's National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) discovered 70 acres of land under illegal cannabis cultivation at Omuaran, Ekiti state. The plantations were burned and seven farmworkers arrested. (The Daily Sun, Accra, June 3)

In addition to emerging as a regional cannabis producer, Ghana is also becoming a hub in what local law enforcement call "the new drug triangle trade," according to West African media reports. An increase in busts at  Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana's capital, leads authorities to believe the nation has become a key transit point for South American cocaine and Southeast Asian heroin en route to European markets. (Peace FM Online, May 31)

 

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