Police intercept 1,950 bags of fertilizer smuggled by government officials
One of the two trucks with bags of smuggled fertilizers
The Ghana Police Service and Border Patrol Officers of Ghana Immigration Service on patrols have arrested two trucks loaded with bags of smuggled fertilizers meant for government flagship planting for Food and Jobs social intervention initiative in the Upper West Region.
In a statement, the police stated that a total of 1,950 bags were retrieved from the trucks, which were being smuggled to neighbouring Burkina Faso through the Fielmo unapproved route in the Sissala West District.
The Men who conducted the operation revealed they were offered a bribe of GH¢25,000.00 by the officials of the loot as their share if they allowed them pass but it was rejected while they were calling for reinforcement from the Military since they were out-numbered.
The Men also disclosed, the smugglers confessed were going to make GH¢60,000.00 profit should they have successfully smuggled the goods.