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152kgs of cocaine concealed in sugar intercepted at Tema


The Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC) has blocked 152kg of cocaine (15 pieces) in Tema in the Greater Accra Region. 


The joint activity by the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) and the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) prompted the seizure of the illicit substance which was hidden in a shipment of sugar from Brazil, an announcement from the Commission demonstrated. 


As per the announcement, the activity depended on insight got that 50 compartments of sugar bound for Ghana from Brazil were probably going to have substances suspected to be opiates disguised in it. 


"Following up on the insight, 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, 12 September 2020," the announcement said. 


It included that with the help of certain authorities from the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority positioned at the distribution centre, a physical hunt on the associated holders and the packs with sugar started on Thursday, September 10, 2020. 


"The speculated opiates substances were on Saturday, 12 September 2020, discovered disguised among the packs of sugar in compartment number MSCU6874205. Eight (8) packs of sugar were distinguished to have suspected opiate substances disguised in each. On the whole, 150 sections of substances suspected to be opiates were recovered from the transfer under the joint activity," it included. 


It said the shows were field-verified positive for cocaine. 


Per starter examinations by NACOC, it rose that the said transfer of sugar was to be conveyed to Tradepass Gh Limited. 


Up until now, a few people have been captured to help security offices with examinations.

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