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NACOC seizes US$1.4 million worth of amphetamine tablets concealed in coffee packs

The drugs, according to NACOC, were intercepted at the Central Post Office in Accra on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.

“The Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC) on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, intercepted five (5) brown Ghana Post branded boxes on suspicion of containing narcotic drugs at the Central Post office in Accra.

“The boxes, which were all destined for the United Arab Emirates, were discovered to contain a total of 150 packets of coffee labeled “Café Naijar Classic”. Each packet was found to contain Six Hundred and Twenty-four (624) tablets and a total of Ninety-three thousand, six hundred (93,600) tablets with an estimated street value of US$ 1.4 Million,” NACOC said in a statement.

The tablets, according to the drug enforcement agency, were found to be amphetamine, a narcotic drug, after a field test.

“A field test conducted on the tablets proved positive for amphetamine, a narcotic drug. Samples of the exhibits have been forwarded to the Ghana Standards Authority for analytical examination while investigations continue,” the statement said.

While admonishing members of the public to abstain from the illicit drug trade, NACOC further urged members of the public to inform themselves of the contents of parcels before taking custody of them.

“The general public is advised to refrain from engaging in the 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,” the NACOC said.

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NACOC seizes US$1.4 million worth of amphetamine tablets concealed in coffee packs

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Source: ghanaweb.com

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