The Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC) on Tuesday, 22 November 2022 intercepted five (5) brown Ghana Post branded boxes on suspicion of containing narcotic drugs at the Central Post office, in Accra.
The boxes were discovered to contain a total of 150 packets of coffee labelled “Café Naijar Classic,” all destined for the United Arab Emirates.
Each packet contained 624 tablets, for a total of 93,600 tablets with an estimated street value of US$ 1.4 million.
A field test on the tablets revealed that they contained Amphetamine, a narcotic drug. While the investigation is ongoing, samples of the exhibits have been sent to the Ghana Standards Authority for analysis.
The Commission, in a statement signed by Nana Osei Nkwantabisa, Head of Public Affairs and International Relations, advised the public to stop reafficking narcotic drugs.
”The general public is advised to refrain from engaging in trafficking of narcotic drugs, which is a criminal offence under Section 37 of the Narcotics Control Commission Act 2020 (Act 1019).
The commission urges 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.”