Kenyan Nabbed For Smuggling 11.04kg Cocaine

The Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC) has arrested a Kenyan national at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) for smuggling 11.04kg of cocaine worth $309,120.

The suspect, Njeri Mary, 35, was apprehended by NACOC officials during routine checks at the arrival hall after disembarking from a South African Airways flight from Nairobi to Accra via Johannesburg on Saturday, April 15, 2023.

The suspect Njeri Mary

Ag. Director Public Affairs, Francis Opoku Amoah, in a statement said a search of her luggage revealed packages of Cremora that contained the concealed drugs. “Preliminary questioning revealed that she had confirmed possession of the consignment in her luggage, and she was later arrested for further investigation,” the statement said.

It further noted that the exhibits have been sent to the Ghana Standard Authority (GSA) for analysis and report, while the suspect is being held in prison pending further investigations and prosecution.

“NACOC assures the public that it is committed to reducing the drug trafficking threat to the country.

“The Commission wishes to use this medium to remind the general public that the possession and transportation of illicit drugs without lawful authority is illegal and punishable under sections 40 (1) and 41 (1) of Act 1019 of the Narcotics Control Commission Act 2020,” it added.

Credit: Daily Guide

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