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Kenyan national arrested for smuggling 11.4kg of cocaine at KIA

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The Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC) arrested a Kenyan national for smuggling 11.04 kilogrammes of cocaine worth $309,120 at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) on Saturday, April 15.

The Commission in a statement of April 17 noted that the suspect, Njeri Mary, 35, was apprehended by its officials during routine checks at the arrival hall after disembarking from a South African Airways flight from Nairobi to Accra via Johannesburg.

According to the statement, “A search of her luggage revealed packages of Cremora food that contained the concealed drugs.

“Preliminary questioning revealed that she had confirmed possession of the consignment in her luggage, and she was later arrested for further investigation.”

NACOC added that the exhibits have been sent to the Ghana Standard Authority (GSA) for analysis and report, while the suspect is being held in prison pending further investigations and prosecution.

NACOC, therefore, assured the public that it is committed to reducing the drug trafficking threat to the country.

“The Commission wishes to use this medium to remind the general public that the possession and transportation of illicit drugs without lawful authority is illegal and punishable under sections 40 (1) and 41 (1) of Act 1019 of the Narcotics Control Commission Act 2020,” it added.

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