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152kgs of cocaine covered as sugar caught at Tema Port

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152kgs of cocaine hid as sugar blocked at Tema Port 

Source: Narcotics Control Commission 

26 September 2020 6:09pm 

The seizure depended on insight got that, a transfer of 50 compartments of sugar are probably going to have opiates disguised in it. 

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. 

Credit: Narcotics Control Commission 

The transfer with bill of loaded number MEDUST209567 was dispatched from Brazil by Usina Santa Isabel S/A Fazenda Tres, a Brazilian Company in the interest 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 representative of the shipment. 

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

Credit: Narcotics Control Commission 

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 sacks with sugar started 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 sacks of sugar were distinguished to have suspected opiate substances hid in each. Taking all things together, 150 pieces of substances suspected to be opiates were recovered from the transfer under the joint activity. 

Credit: Narcotics Control Commission 

The shows were field verified positive for cocaine. NACOC took care of the shows and in this way sent same to the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) for investigative 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. 

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

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