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Officials of Ghana’s Narcotics Control Commission and the National Security have intercepted a 40-footer container of imported rice and sugar containing a 100-kilogram substance suspected to be cocaine.

The street value of the powdery substance is pegged at US$10 million.

The container was one of over 50 consigned to Taj, a company that imports rice and sugar in large quantities to Ghana.

The consignment was reportedly assigned to Global Cargo and Commodities Ltd, a local clearing agent of shipments to Ghana.

Accra-based Asaase Radio reports that the Chief Executive Officer of Global Cargo & Commodities Ltd, Jacob Gbati, has been arrested to assist the police with their investigations.

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Law-enforcement officers say the investigations will determine the origin of the package and it’s ownership.

According to the website of Global Cargo & Commodities Ltd, the company’s operations cover clearing, haulage and total logistics as well as shipments, from scratch to final delivery to the consumer.

The firm’s operations span air, sea and road. Together with its Nigerian counterparts Olaogun Akintoya Nigeria Ltd, Global Cargo has freight-forwarded various project consignments internationally, from ZTE China to ZTE Nigeria and ZTE Ghana.

 

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