Security agencies in Ghana have intercepted 152.75 kilograms of suspected narcotic substances concealed in sugar imported from Brazil, an official confirmed here on Sunday.
Officials of the Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC), the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), and the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) retrieved eight bags containing 150 slabs of the suspected substances from the consignment of sugar in a joint-operation on September 12.
“A field test on the substances proved positive for cocaine, and a further test at the Ghana Standards Authority confirmed the initial results,” the spokesman for NACOC Francis Opoku Amoah, said in an interview via telephone.
He added that the operation followed intelligence received earlier that a consignment of 50 containers of sugar destined for Ghana from Brazil was likely to be mixed with suspected narcotic substances.
Amoah said Initial investigations by NACOC, together with BNI and NSCS, revealed that the consignment of sugar was to be delivered to Tradepass GH Limited in the eastern port city Tema.
“Some arrests have been made. But we are still carrying out investigations into the matter to establish all the facts before processing the suspects for court upon advice from the Attorney General,” Amoah added. Enditem