The Narcotics Control Board has arrested three persons at the Kotoka International Airport for drug related offences.
The three suspects Maxwell Momo Golafale, Madugu Suraku, and Daniel Njoku Egbuta were arrested on different occasions possessing and trafficking drugs while going through arrival and departure formalities.
A statement released by NACOB, indicate that Madugu Suraku the only Ghanaian among them was arrested on March 29, 2017 on his return from Kenya.
“A urine test conducted on the suspect proved positive for narcotics. The suspect, upon interrogation confessed having ingested 35 pellets of a powdery substance suspected to be speedball. Forensic analysis confirmed the substance being speedball, a combination of cocaine and heroin, all nacortics substance,” the statement said.
Two days later a second suspect, Maxwell Momo Golafale was also arrested while going through departure formalities to China.
He had concealed in his luggage “two slabs of compressed dried leaves suspected to be cannabis, popularly referred to as weed,” the statement added.
The third, Daniel Njoku Egbuta, a Nigerian who was arrested on the 5th of April from Sao Paulo in Brazil after havin served a prison term in Ecuador also confessed to have swollen 111 pellets of substance suspected to be cocaine.
All are currently at the NACOB cells waiting to be processed for court.