- Officials at CEPS have denied reports of a missing cocaine at the Tema Port
- Confidence Nyadzi of CEPS says there is no truth in the media report
- The Finder newspaper on Friday, April 28, 2017 reported that 10 bags of suspected cocainehad gone missing at the port
The Customs Excise and preventive Service (CEPS) has vehemently denied and dismissed media report that 500 kilogrammes of cocaine worth about $30 million dollars is missing at the Tema Port.
According to the sector commander at the Tema Port, Confidence Nyadzi the reportage by the Finder newspaper is false.
“I can tell you that there is no truth in that reportage. I know that this matter has been dealt with at the office of the Minister of Interior… There was no cocaine in Tema Port in anybody’s custody which got missing,” he told Citi FM in an interview.
He added that as far as he is concerned as the head at the port there have not been any shipment of cocaine. “I can tell you that I’m not aware of any cocaine shipment. I’m the head of Customs at Tema Port and I’m not aware of cocaine shipment.”
The Finder newspaper on Friday reported that some 10 bags of cocaine, hidden in a consignment of rice with an estimated value of about $30million, has vanished from the Tema Port under mysterious circumstances.
Ghana has a history of cocaine in the custody of the security authorities going missing. For example, in 2008 42 slabs of cocaine were missing from the custody of the CID.
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