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 covered 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 covered 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 SUCDEN MIDDLE EAST, situated in Dubai.
The shipment comprises of 27,000 sacks of Brazilian white precious stone 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 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 stockroom, the physical pursuit on the associated compartments and the packs with sugar started on Thursday, September 10, 2020.
The speculated opiates substances were on Saturday, September 12, 2020, discovered covered among the packs of sugar in holder number MSCU6874205.
Eight packs of sugar were distinguished to have suspected opiate substances disguised in each. On the whole, 150 chunks 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 displays and in this manner sent same to the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) for expository assessment and report.
Report from GSA on the displays affirmed the substances to be cocaine, with rough net load of the 150 pieces 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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