A Ghanaian, a Liberian and a Nigerian have been arrested by security capos of the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) at the Kotoka International Airport for attempting to smuggle heroin and heroin.
The arrested persons include: Daniel Njoku Egbuta a Nigerian, Magugu Suraku a Ghanaian and Maxwell Momo Golafale a Liberian.
They were arrested on different occasions between March and April 2017.
In a statement issued by NACOB, it explained that the Ghanaian was arrested on Wednesday March 29, 2017, while going through arrival formalities at the Airport on his return from Nairobi, Kenya.
He confessed to swallowing 35 pellets of speed ball; a combination of cocaine and heroin.
It added that the Nigerian was also arrested last Wednesday on his arrival from Brazil.
A urine test conducted confirmed that he had ingested 111 pellets of cocaine.
The Liberian was arrested on Friday March 31, 2017, when he was traveling to China with 2 slabs of dried leaves suspected to be cannabis sativa, popularly called ‘wee’ concealed in his luggage.
‘All three suspects have been arraigned for prosecution. NACOB will not spare any person or persons found culpable to illicit drug offences as stipulated in the PNDC law 236,” it warned.