- 152kg of cocaine intercepted at the Tema Harbour in Accra
- It was hidden in a shipment of sugar from Brazil
- Anumber of persons have been arrested and are assisting with investigations
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The Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC) has intercepted 152kg of cocaine at the Tema Harbour in Accra.
The illicit narcotic substance was hidden in a shipment of sugar from Brazil, which was received at the port.
In a statement issued on Saturday, 26 September 2020, the NACOC stated that the interception was a result of intelligence sharing with the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) and the National Security Council Secretariat.
The narcotic commission revealed that laboratory tests confirmed the substances retrieved from the consignment on September 12, 2020, were truly cocaine.
Arrests have however, been made arrested and are currently assisting with investigations.
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In other news, an official of the Electoral Commission (EC) has reportedly died in a motorbike accident in the Amansie South District of the Ashanti region.
The deceased, identified as Sylvia, had been temporarily contracted by the EC for the voter exhibition exercise which is going on across the country.
A report YEN.com.gh has sighted on Ghanaweb.com indicates that Sylvia died on Friday, September 25, 2020.
The deceased was reportedly returning home after doing her duties as an EC official at the All Days (Nnyanyinase) Electoral Area.
After closing from her duty post, Sylvia is reported to have picked a commercial motorbike, which is popularly known as okada.
At a point in their journey, the bike rider or 'okada man' as commercial motor riders are now known tried to overtake a Sprinter bus.
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But in his attempt, Sylvia fell off the motorbike leading to her untimely death.
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Source: Yen Newspaper