4 Ghanaians Jailed For Smuggling 38kg Cocaine
Four Ghanaians have been arrested and jailed by the Isleworth Crown Court in the United Kingdom for being part of a drug syndicate that trafficked 38 kilograms of cocaine with a street value of over 2.88 Million pounds.
The syndicate is said to have trafficked the drugs from Ghana to the UK.
The convicts are 51 year old Eric Kusi Appiah; Albert Kaakyire Gyamfi, 52; Jennifer Agyemang who is 38; and 56 year old Julius Tetteh Puplampu, an ex-convict.
They are all serving between six years and nine months in jail.
The Narcotics Control Commission, NACOC said in January last year, it initiated an investigation into the activities of a syndicate identified for trafficking cocaine from Ghana to the UK through the Kotoka International Airport.
According to the Commission, investigations led to the arrest of Mr. Appiah on April 30, 2021, at Heathrow Airport for attempting to traffic into the UK, 17kgs of cocaine worth 1.3 million pounds, which was hidden in food boxes.
The arrest of Mr Appiah resulted in a joint operation between the Narcotics Control Commission and the UK’s NCA, dubbed “Operation Grid,” which was aimed at fishing out other members of the syndicate.