Three Ghanaians arrested for smuggling cocaine, cannabis worth £32m into Britain

Three Ghanaians arrested for smuggling cocaine, cannabis worth £32m into Britain

- Two Ghanaian suspected drug dealers have already been found guilty and handed 34-years in jail by a UK Court

- One other suspect, a woman, has been also found guilty and is awaiting her sentence in the UK

Three persons, suspected to be Ghanaians have been arrested in the United Kingdom for smuggling narcotic drugs into Britain.

According to reports, the three suspects are believed to be part of a 13-member drug syndicate that smuggled over £32 million (GH¢203,001,958.59) worth of cocaine and cannabis into the UK..

Three Ghanaians arrested for smuggling cocaine, cannabis worth £32m into Britain

Mark Agoro, Felicia Kufour and Wilfred Owusu, the suspects

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The three suspects, Felicia Kufour, Mark Agoro, 52 and Wilfred Owusu, 30 were arrested in separate raids across the southern part of England with other members of the gang in 2016.

Reports say, Mark Agoro has been sentenced to 14 years and 6 months in prison, while Wilfred Owusu has also received a 20-year jail term.

However, Felicia Kufour is said to been found guilty of narcotic charges and currently awaiting her sentence.

Further reports indicate that, Felicia was arrested after she arrived at the Heathrow Airport to pick up a drug-laden bag from a Rio flight.

According to report, Felicia was waiting at arrivals to pick up the bag, but staff of the British Airways suspected the Rio suitcase and rolled it away for further checks and inspection.

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But upon sensing danger, Felicia Kufour tried to flee but was arrested by border force officers at the Heathrow Airport.

The report further indicated that Mark Agoro and Wilfred Owusu were part of the wholesalers with international contacts who raked in cash for the gang.

Wilfred Owusu, on his part arranges couriers to fly in and collect the luggage and walk away without any customs checks, Southwark Crown Court heard.

The drug smugglers were said to have been led by two corrupt British Airways baggage handlers who have managed to smuggle over 100 kilograms of cocaine, which had an average of 78.5% purity.

The syndicate, according to the account, stuffed suitcases with restricted and prohibited items from Brazil from the international arrivals at Heathrow Airport to the domestic arrivals hall to avoid security checks and were being aided by baggage handlers to sneak the cases out of the airport.

It is said security agents who have been monitoring activities of the gang during a 15-month operation used CCTV footage at the airport to close down on the criminals.

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