Ghana, US pledge to fight drug trafficking, money laundering

Ghana and United States of America (USA) have renewed their resolve to jointly fight drug trafficking, money laundering, piracy, terrorism and other forms of cross-border crimes.

The two countries further pledged to reinforce the relations existing between them, particularly in the area of law enforcement and human right issues.

President John Evans Atta Mills and the US Attorney General, Mr Eric H. Holder, expressed the commitment of their respective countries to fighting the drug trade and other crimes when the US official called on the President at the Blair House, in Washington DC on Friday.

“We value this relationship and we will find ways to improve this relationship for the benefit of the two countries. The relationship can always be made better,” Mr Holder said.

The US has supported Ghana in fighting crimes on so many fronts, particularly in the exchange of intelligence on security.

Receiving the US official, President Mills thanked the US for its willingness to co-operate in dealing with crime.

He said crimes usually cut across borders and assumed international proportion while new ones kept emerging.

He, therefore, underscored the need for periodic update  of procedures used in the fight against crimes.

Source: Daily Graphic

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