A joint team from the Ghana Police Service and National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) in Assin Fosu have intercepted an articulated truck loaded with 250 bags of government-subsidized fertilizer meant for farmers.

The fertilizer which is made up of Cocoa Ahuoden, Cocoa Aduane, and Cocoa Nti was ostensibly being transported to the neighboring country, Ivory Coast.

The three suspects, Seth Yeboah, Driver, Smaila Ahor, a house boy, and Iliasu Abubakar, a driver with the Ghana National Ambulance Service in Assin North, were arrested on Wednesday, August 16,2023 at Assin Juaso and were sent to the NIB head office in Accra to assist in the investigation.

The Central Regional Chief Farmer, Nana Kwasi Fori in an interview said the officials at the NIB in Assin Fosu had been monitoring the movements of the suspects for quite some time now.

Hence on Wednesday August 16, 2023, they had intel that a truck with registration number GW-9930-W loaded with the fertilizer had been stuck midway when hauling out of where the fertilizer was parked.

He said, after finding out the content of the vehicle was fertilizer suspected to be smuggled, the NIB officer called in the police and subsequently arrested them.

During the interrogation, it was revealed that the ambulance driver Iliasu Abubakar contracted the other two suspects.

Nana Ofori, therefore warned all persons involved in this illegal act including farmers who connived with these miscreants to desist from the practice or risk facing the full rigours of the law which include arrest and prosecution.

He also encouraged the general public to report all suspected cases to the Ghana Police Service for the necessary action.