The Operation West Bridge project, which was introduced at Ghana’s Kotoka International Airport by the UK government, has intercepted illicit drugs worth £214 million since its inception in 2007.
According to officials at the British High Commission in Accra, the project, operated by the British Customs officials in collaboration with the Narcotics Control Board (NARCOB) of Ghana, has resulted in the disruption of the flow of narcotics through Ghana to the UK and elsewhere.
As part of the Operation, the High Commission says the UK government has deployed experienced Customs officers to work with Ghanaian officials to tackle the threats of drugs and this has delivered interdictions with a street value of over £214 million.
According to High Commissioner Matthew Johnson, Ghana’s President, Prof. John Atta Mills has shown commitment in fighting drug trafficking in the country.
By Ekow Quandzie