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Cannabis from Ghana seized at Heathrow said to be on Virgin Atlantic

On Monday September 24, 2012, the UK Border Force seized the biggest haul of cannabis valued at £4.3 million flown into that country from Ghana. The airline that carried the drugs is said to be Virgin Atlantic.

A source who asked not to be named told ghanabusinessnews.com that the drugs weighing around 1.5 tonnes, were found in three separate freight containers filled with fresh fruit and vegetables were carried on a Virgin Atlantic freight flight. This was confirmed by another source at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra.

But when ghanabusinessnews.com contacted Virgin Atlantic officials in Accra, they declined comment. One official simply said “I don’t know anything about that.”

Meanwhile, on Tuesday September 25, UK Border authorities announced the seizure of cocaine, also flown in from Ghana, weighing about 7.5 kilos. The officials in a statement said the“consignment had come on the same service from Accra.”

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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  1. Interesting that most of Ghana Immigration personel been trained or have a bit of overseas training home yet they are the most corrupt. This shouldn’t happen, leaving Ghana soil with such contraban is a shame on Ghana customs and how they conduct their work. They have to be fully blame right from the TOP to the bottom. Useless bunch of people. Fire all of them and get new young graduates who will work with better responsibility and accountability not just job, paycheck