Confiscated Assets of Drug Barons donated to Rehabilitation Institutions

Three rehabilitation institutions, including Korle-Bu addictive disease unit, House of St. Francis based at Ashaiman and Daferec rehabilitation centre at Nima have benefited from confiscated properties of Nayele Ametefe and other drug barons who were arrested by officials of the Narcotic Control Board (NACOB).                                                                                             

The items are furniture, chandleries, mattresses, air conditioners and lightening system.

Other ceased properties like cars and houses according to Mr. Micheal Addo, the Deputy Executive Secretary of NACOB have also been sold on the orders of the court and the proceeds deposited into the consolidated fund.   

Mr. Addo explained that the rationale behind the confiscation of properties of drug barons and its subsequent sale, was to make sure those who engage in the drug trade do not enjoy the benefits from the proceeds of the trade and to serve as a deterrent to would-be drug dealers.

Speaking at a ceremony at the offices of NACOB in Accra to present items to the three rehabilitation institutions to mark world drug day, he appealed to society to help in the rehabilitation of drug addicts.

Mr. Addo said failure by society to play a role in the rehabilitation of drug addicts would culminate in the breeding of armed robbers and criminals as they would kill and rob to have access to money to satisfy their crave for drugs.

This year’s NACOB drug week celebration is themed “Listen First”.

The Deputy Executive Secretary of NACOB opined that his outfit is targeting school children and educating them on the dangers of engaging and using drugs. He adds that NACOB’s presence at Kotoka International Airport and their close working relationship with security agencies has halted the drug trade in Ghana.

Source: Adovor Nutifafa                                                                                                          

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