US Customs arrests Ghanaian at Detroit airport for smuggling $400,000 heroin

DeportedUS Customs officials have arrested a Ghanaian national for smuggling 1.8 kilogrammes of heroin with a street value of $400,000.

The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said January 11, 2012 that the Ghanaian was busted at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Tuesday on arrival from Amsterdam.

Officials did not reveal the identity of the suspect.

“The relentless efforts and dedication of frontline CBP employees has resulted in the interdiction of these illicit drugs, preventing them from reaching the streets and doing harm,” Devin Chamberlain, CBP Port Director, said in a statement.

The individual has been handed over to the US Homeland Security Investigations agents for further interrogation as the US Attorney is set to start prosecution.

By Ekow Quandzie

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