Friday, 03 February

NACOC intercepts amphetamine tablets valued at USD 1.4 Million

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Each packet contained 624 tablets and a total of 93,600 tablets at an estimated street value of USD1.4Million

The Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC) has intercepted 5 Ghana Post-branded boxes suspected to contain narcotic drugs.

The boxes, which were en route for the United Arab Emirates, were intercepted at the Central Post Office, Accra. 

A statement issued by NACOC, signed by its Head, Public Affairs and International Relations Department, Nana Osei Nkwantabisa said it contained a total of “150 packets of coffee labelled ‘Café Naijar Classic.’”

Each packet contained 624 tablets and a total of 93,600 tablets at an estimated street value of USD1.4Million.

The tablets proved positive for a narcotic drug, “Amphetamine,” when a field test was conducted.

Samples of the drug have since been sent to the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA), for analytical examination as investigations continue.

The NACOC has cautioned the public to refrain from engaging in trafficking of narcotic drugs.

It stressed that trafficking of narcotic drugs is a criminal offence under Section 37 of the Narcotics Control Commission Act 2020 (Act 1019).

It also urged the general public “to check the contents of parcels handed over to them before taking custody in order to be informed on the contents, especially before and during the Christmas season.”

Source: classfmonline.com/Elikem Adiku