Acting upon intelligence received, a surveillance operation was carried out until the white substance suspected to be cocaine was retrieved from the consignment.
From a statement released by the Narcotics Control Commission, the suspected substance was to be delivered to TRADEPASS GHANA LIMITED after it was shipped from Brazil in the name of USINA SANTA ISABEL S/A FAZENDA TRES, a Brazilian company which did the shipment on behalf of a company based in Dubai. (SUCDEN MIDDLE EAST).
The statement released by the Narcotics Control Commission also stated that Officials of the Custom Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority who were stationed at the warehouse provided assistance to undertake a physical search of the substance which was concealed among bags of sugar. 8 bags were identified to have the suspected narcotic substance in each.
The suspected white substance were sent to the Ghana Standards Authority for testing testing which turned out positive that indeed the suspected white substance was cocaine.
Some arrest has been made so far to assist the security agencies with further investigations.
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