A 38-year-old Lebanese, Darwich Hussein, has been busted by operatives of the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) with $1.4 million and £ 256,000 in his carry-on bag.
The suspect who was travelling to Beirut, Lebanon, is believed to be a member of a money laundering syndicate in the country.
According to the Executive Secretary of the Narcotics Control Board, Mr Francis Torkonoo, the suspect was arrested while going through departure formalities at the KIA on Monday, April 1, 2019, after acting suspiciously in his bid to board the plane.
Upon search, some neatly parcelled items covered with three T-shirts in his carry-on bag were found to be bundles of dollar and euro bills, which he had not earlier declared at the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).
The suspect told investigators that the money belonged to him and that he was the Managing Director of Lamo Industries Limited, fabricators of aluminium profiles and metal forging, which apparently was false.
When pressed further, Hussein mentioned the name of another Lebanese as the one who gave him the money to be delivered to his business partners in Lebanon.
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