Suspected cocaine worth US$10 million busted at Tema Port

A 40-footer container of rice and sugar which had a 100-kilogram package in it, suspected to be a pack of cocaine with a street value pegged at US$10 million, have been intercepted by personnel of the Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC) and National Security operatives at Tema Port.

The suspected container was one of the over 50 consigned to Taj, a company that imports rice and sugar in large quantities to Ghana. The consignment was assigned to Global Cargo and Commodities Ltd, a local clearing agent of shipments to Ghana which also specializes in managing projects in various parts of the world, from ship handling to consolidating cargo.

Accra-based Asaase News, reports that the Chief Executive Officer of Global Cargo & Commodities Ltd, Jacob Gbati, has been arrested to assist the police with their investigations.

Law-enforcement officers say they are determined to unravel the origins of the package and who owns it. The Police Command has since taken custody of the suspect.

Source: Ghana Web

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