$6 Million Worth of Cocaine Seized At Airport In Ghana, 2 British Passengers Arrested

The luggages that were containing the suspected cocaine

Source: Africa Publicity

A total of 166.88 kilograms of suspected cocaine valued at about $6.48 million has been seized at the Kotoka International Airport in Ghana.

Officials of Ghana’s The Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC), acted in collaboration with the UK National Crime Agency, to intercept the drug.

The law enforcement officers, acting on intelligence, seized the 166.88 kilograms of suspected cocaine on Monday, June 10, 2024, from the luggage of two British passengers traveling together. The two passengers have been named Hall Shamin Ethlin and Graham Omar Adel.

NACOC in a statement said the estimated street value of the confiscated narcotics is $6.48 million.

The statement said Hall Shamin Ethline and Graham Omar Adel, were scheduled to board a British Airways flight bound for Gatwick when their luggage raised suspicion.

According to the statement, upon further inspection, all six suitcases belonging to the two passengers—three each—were found to contain a total of 72 slabs of suspected cocaine.

A breakdown of the seizure shows that Hall Shamin Ethline’s luggage contained approximately 83.44 kilograms of the illicit substance, mixed with personal belongings.
Similarly, Graham Omar Adel’s luggage also contained roughly 83.44 kilograms of suspected cocaine alongside his personal items.

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