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JUST IN: 152kgs of cocaine concealed as sugar intercepted at Tema Port

The Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC), in a joint activity with the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) and the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) has blocked 152 kilograms of cocaine hid in a shipment of sugar from Brazil

The seizure depended on insight that, a transfer of 50 compartments of sugar bound for Ghana from Brazil are probably going to have substances suspected to be opiates disguised in it. 

The transfer with bill of loaded number MEDUST209567 was sent from Brazil by Usina Santa Isabel S/A Fazenda Tres, a Brazilian Company for the benefit of SUCDEN MIDDLE EAST, situated in Dubai. 

The shipment comprises of 27,000 sacks of Brazilian white gem sugar, with a gross load of 1,350 metric tons. Worldwide Cargo and Commodities Limited, Tema was the agent of the shipment. 

Following up on the knowledge, NACOC, along with BNI and NSCS, mounted observation on the shipment until the speculated opiate substances were recovered from the transfer of sugar on Saturday, September 12, 2020. 

With the help of certain authorities from the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority positioned at the distribution center, the physical pursuit on the associated holders and the packs with sugar initiated on Thursday, September 10, 2020. 

The presumed opiates substances were on Saturday, September 12, 2020, discovered hid among the sacks of sugar in compartment number MSCU6874205. 

Eight packs of sugar were recognized to have suspected opiate substances hid in each. Altogether, 150 pieces of substances suspected to be opiates were recovered from the transfer under the joint activity. 

The displays were field verified positive for cocaine. NACOC took guardianship of the shows and thusly sent same to the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) for explanatory assessment and report. 

Report from GSA on the displays affirmed the substances to be cocaine, with surmised net load of the 150 sections being 152.75kg. 

Following the seizure, various people have been captured, and helping with examinations. 

Primer examinations have uncovered that the transfer of sugar was to be conveyed to Tradepass GH Limited.

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