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Police arrest two in Bekwai over smuggling of 253 bags of cocoa beans

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Bekwai Police in the Ashanti Region have apprehended two individuals for their involvement in an attempted smuggling operation of 253 bags of cocoa beans, according to a report by Mynewsgh.com.

The police seized a Kia truck, registered under GT 2826-Z, which was utilized in transporting the cocoa beans.

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Authorities received intelligence on Saturday, April 20, 2024, indicating that the truck was transporting suspected cocoa beans from the Fomena area towards Bekwai.

Upon receiving this information, law enforcement officials mobilised to the area.

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initially unable to locate the specified truck, patrols in the Asanso region, moving towards Aputuogya, resulted in the interception of the truck.

The vehicle was occupied by Davis Inkoom and Eric Osom.

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A thorough search of the truck uncovered 253 bags of cocoa beans, confirmed by officials from the Cocoa Quality Control Unit in Bekwai, affirming that the goods were indeed being smuggled.

Subsequently, Eric Osom and Davis Inkoom were arrested and are currently in the custody of the Bekwai police, assisting with ongoing investigations.

The truck remains impounded as part of the investigation process.

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