The Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC) in a joint operation with the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) and the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS), has intercepted 152kg of cocaine concealed in a shipment of sugar from Brazil.
According to a statement issued by the Media Relations of NACOC, the seizure was based on intelligence received that a consignment of 50 containers of sugar destined for Ghana from Brazil are likely to have substance suspected to be narcotics in it.
“Acting on the intelligence, NACOC, together with BNI and NSCS, mounted surveillance on the shipment until the suspected narcotic substances were retrieved from the consignment of sugar on Saturday, September 12, 2020,” the statement read.
The statement further indicated that the exhibits were field tested and proved positive for cocaine.
“NACOC took custody of the exhibits and subsequently forwarded same to the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) for analytical examination and report. Report from GSA on the exhibits confirmed the substances to be cocaine, with approximate net weight of the 150 slabs being 152.75kg”
NACOC also stated that following the seizure, a number of persons have been arrested, and assisting with investigations.
“Preliminary investigations have revealed that, the consignment if sugar were to be delivered to Tradepass GH Limited.”
Below is a copy of the full statement:
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