Narcotics Control Commission reveals the names of the companies which imported the intercepted 152kgs of cocaine at Tema Port

152kgs of Cocaine Intercepted at Tema Port
152kgs of Cocaine Intercepted at Tema Port
The Narcotics Control Commission has issued a Press Release in which they revealed the identity of the company that allegedly imported the Sugar from Brazil which contained the the 152Kgs of Cocaine.

According to the statement from the Narcotics Control Commission, they in a joint operation with the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) and the National security Council Secretariat (NSCS) has intercepted One Hundred and ifty-two kilogrammes (152kg) of cocaine concealed in a shipment of sugar from Brazil.

The statement further added that, the consignment is with bill of laden number MEDUST209567 was shipped from Brazil by USINA SANTA ISABEL S/A FAZENDA TRES, a Brazilian Company on behalf of SUCDEN MIDDLE EAST, based in Dubai.

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The shipment consists of Twenty-seven Thousand (27,000) bags of Brazilian white crystal sugar, with a gross weight of One Thousand Three Hundred and fifty metric tonnes (1,350mt). GLOBAL
CARGO & COMMODITIES LIMITED, Tema was the consignee of the shipment.

The Commission further explained that their investigations revealed that the consignment of sugar in which Cocaines were intercepted were to be delivered to TRADEPASS GH LIMITED.

Below is the Press Release from the Narcotics Control Commission

PRESS RELEASE NARCOTICS CONTROL COMMISSION 152KGS OF COCAINE INTERCEPTED AT TEMA

The Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC), in a joint operation with the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) and the National security Council Secretariat (NSCS) has intercepted One Hundred and ifty-two kilogrammes (152kg) of cocaine concealed in a shipment of sugar from Brazil.

2. The seizure was based on intelligence received that, a consignment of fifty (50) containers of sugar destined for Ghana from Brazil are likely to have substances suspected to be Narcotics Concealed in it.

3. The consignment with bill of laden number MEDUST209567 was shipped from Brazil by USINA SANTA ISABEL S/A FAZENDA TRES, a Brazilian Company on behalf of SUCDEN MIDDLE EAST, based in Dubai. The shipment consists of Twenty-seven Thousand (27,000) bags of Brazilian white crystal sugar, with a gross weight of One Thousand Three Hundred and fifty metric tonnes (1,350mt). GLOBAL
CARGO & COMMODITIES LIMITED, Tema was the consignee of the shipment.

4. Acting on the intelligence, NACOC, together with BNI and NSCS, mounted surveillance on the shipment until the suspected narcotic substances were retrieved from the consignment of sugar on Saturday, 12 September 2020.

5. With the assistance of some officials from the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority stationed at the warehouse, the physical search on the suspected containers and the bags of sugar commenced on Thursday, 10 September 2020. The suspected narcotics substances were on Saturday, 12 September 2020, found concealed among the bags of sugar in container number MSCU6874205. Eight (8) bags of sugar were identified to have suspected narcotic substances concealed in each. In all, 150 slabs of substances suspected to be narcotics were retrieved from the consignment under the joint operation.

6. The exhibits were field tested and proved positive for cocaine. NACOC took custody of the exhibits and subsequently forwarded same to the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) for analytical Examination and a report. Report from GSA On exhibits confirmed the Substances to be cocaine, with approximate net weight of the 50 slabs being 152./5kg.

7. Following the seizure, a number of persons have been arrested, and assisting with investigations. Preliminary investigations have revealed that, the consignment of sugar were to be delivered to TRADEPASS GH LIMITED.

SIGNED
HEAD/COMMUNICATIONS, MEDIA RELATIONS AND PROTOCOL UNIT

Press Release from Narcotics Control Commission on the 152kgs of Cocaine Intercepted at Tema Port

Press Release from Narcotics Control Commission on the 152kgs of Cocaine Intercepted at Tema Port

 

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