The United State Embassy in Ghana has condemned the “illegal disclosure” of drug related issues in Ghana by Wikileaks, a website dedicated to publishing classified diplomatic information.

The website published the correspondence between the US Embassy in Ghana and the US State Department which contained damning revelation on Ghana’s attempted fight against the narcotic trade.

The report or correspondence implicates high profile officials of the Narcotic Control Board and some officials of the John Kufuor administration as having been compromised by some drug barons.

The said officials allegedly gave information to the drug barons on which period it was safe to transport narcotics from the country.

The report also applauded Mills’ efforts in fighting the drug menace but said the President had told the ex-US Ambassador, Donald Teitelbaum that some of his appointees may have been compromised by the drug barons.

The publication has evoked widespread controversy among some of the political players in the country.

But the Information Officer at the US Embassy told Joy News’ Sammy Darko the disclosure could put people’s lives in danger and could harm US relations.

Ben East would not confirm or deny the contents as published by wikileaks but said such disclosures are unacceptable.

He said the publication could threaten national security of the two countries.

But the Executive Secretary of NACOB Akrasi Sarpong said portions of the publication are untrue.

According to him, he has had an extensive discussion with President Mills and will be shocked if the alleged discussion between John Mills and Donald Teitelbaum actually took place.

He said the president would have long taken action against the compromised officials if indeed it was true.

He however corroborated the portion of the wikileaks publication which said the VVIP lounge of the Kotoka International Airport was used by some selected pastors, bankers and wives for their travels.

He suspected some of them might have exploited that privilege to transport drugs from the country.

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