The Savelugu Police in the Northern Region have intercepted two containers of rosewood at Diare on the Tamale-Bolgatanga highway.

Police sources indicated the rosewood, which has been banned, was loaded from Yagaba in the Northeast Region.

One person was arrested on Saturday at a Police checkpoint on the highway.

The driver and one other occupant of the truck with registration number, GN 411-14 abandoned the vehicle and fled while a man, who later came to claim ownership of the consignment, was arrested.


He has, however, been granted inquiry bail at the Regional Headquarters.

The truck is currently parked at the Savelugu station, pending the next step from the forestry department.