‘Cocaine’ found on Nigerian suspects turns into ephedrine

‘Cocaine’ found on Nigerian suspects turns into ephedrine

- Two Nigerians arrested for carrying a whitish powdery substance suspected to be cocaine

- The NACOB has revealed that the substance found on the Nigerians is ephedrine instead

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A whitish powdery substance found on two Nigerians at the Kpeglo Border Post is not cocaine but ephedrine, according to the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB).

The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) had earlier indicated the whitish substance was cocaine.

But the head of the enforcement unit at NACOB, Solomon Stanley Eyo, disputed the GRA's test and results, saying the substance is rather ephedrine.

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He further explained that not every whitish powdery substance is cocaine. “It [substance] is whitish and powdery and I think that’s where the problem comes from; it’s not every white thing that is cocaine.”

Stanley Eyo, however, opined that the seized ephedrine was to be used in the preparation of methamphetamine, which has become a lucrative trade, far greater than the trade in cocaine.

“One kilogramme of methamphetamine in the Far East is about $120,000, which is higher than one kilogramme of cocaine, which is $40,000,” he noted.

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Ephedrine is an odourless, white, powdered substance used in the preparation of legal drugs and also methamphetamine.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a Ghanaian by name Emanuel Poku has been busted in France for fraud.

The 24-year-old fraudster had over 500,000 phone numbers and 35,000 bank card numbers, linked to more than £2 million of reported losses, on laptops and mobiles when he was arrested.

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