Officials of the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) have busted a Ghanaian taxi driver based in The Netherlands for allegedly trafficking in a narcotic drug.
The suspect, Oppong Kwaku Owusu, 52, was arrested at the Departure Hall of KIA while going through departure formalities to board a flight back to his base in The Netherlands.
He was pulled aside by NACOB officials on suspicion of having ingested some foreign substances, but he denied vehemently.
However, a search in his carry-on bag revealed three large parcels of a substance suspected to be a narcotic drug, for which reason he was detained for further questioning.
When he realised that time was running out for him, he broke down and confessed that he had swallowed some pellets of cocaine.
He was then placed under close observation by NACOB officials, during which he managed to expel all the 100 thumb-sized pellets of a powdery substance suspected to be a narcotic drug which he had swallowed.
The powdery substance was field-tested and it proved positive for cocaine, a narcotic drug.
According to the Head, Communications, Media Relations & Protocol of NACOB, Mr Francis Opoku Amoah, the suspect had two passports — a Ghanaian passport No. G2563315 issued in Accra and a Kingdom of The Netherlands passport No. NYDK14RP7 issued in The Netherlands.
Source: Daily Graphic
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