According to NACOB, it is difficult to track drug abuse because there has never been any baseline study of the drug environment in Ghana.
NACOB has a small office that handles drug abuse awareness and demand reduction programs.
Collaboration between NACOB and DEA led to the arrest of a notorious Nigerian drug trafficker and his accomplice in mid-February.
NACOB and BNI arrested members of their own ranks who were allegedly assisting narco-traffickers at the airport.
NACOB and the Ministry of Justice are currently cooperating with DEA to extradite five narcotics traffickers to the U.
Department of Justice intermittent legal advisor is providing technical assistance to the Ministry of Justice, EOCO, and NACOB to handle narcotics prosecutions and complex transnational organized crime.
With the assistance of DEA, NACOB
also took steps to improve its operational capabilities.
NACOB coordinates government counternarcotics efforts.
With a change in government in January 2009, the old NACOB governing board dissolved and a new board was put in place.
NACOB works with DHL, UPS, Ghana Post and Federal Express to intercept parcels containing narcotics.
NACOB reported that from January to June 2009, 30 passengers were arrested at the Accra airport and 62 kilograms of cocaine and two kilograms of heroin were seized compared to almost 33 kilograms of cocaine and no heroin seized in 2008.
On July 6, NACOB agents interviewed a passenger at the Accra airport while he was waiting to board a flight to Europe.