The Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC) and National Security operatives at Tema Port have reportedly intercepted a cache of cocaine stashed in a 40-footer container of rice and sugar.
The illicit drug is said to weigh some 100 kilograms and could easily fetch US$10 million in street value.
The container belongs to a company called Taj, an importer of 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, Whatsup News gathered.
Accra-based Asaase News is reporting that the Chief Executive Officer of Global Cargo & Commodities Ltd, Jacob Gbati, has been arrested to assist the police with their investigations.
This is the second similar cocaine bust in Ghana since June 2020. In June, a substance suspected to be high-value cocaine was intercepted at the Kpoglu Border Post in the Ketu South Municipality in the Volta Region.
However, after NACOB and other security agencies took delivery of the substance and claimed to be transporting it to Accra, the suspected cocaine suddenly disappeared into thin air. Authorities claim the cocaine from intercepted at Kpoglu Border was a paltry 100 grammes. However, Whatsup News is gathering that the weight was way higher than that