UKBF – The UK Border Force has seized a major cache of Cocaine at Accra Airport, Ghana
The breaking news confirms that the cocaine was hidden inside a large consignment of Children’s Lollies. The cocaine was estimated to be worth a value of £200,000 when traded on narcotics markets in Britain, the drug dealers planned to send the cocaine to London
Official Report by UKBF – The UK Border Force – quote – Pure cocaine placed inside children’s lollies as smugglers try to bring £200,000 of the drug into Britain
• Suitcase full of lollipops stuffed with cocaine found in suitcase in Ghana
• Sweets could have killed someone if eaten by mistake
• British border force officers are based in West Africa to combat smuggling
It may look like an innocent children’s sweet, but this lollipop contains a potentially lethal secret – it is stuffed with cocaine.
The sweet is part of an illicit haul seized by UK Border Force (UKBF) officers bound for the UK at Accra airport in Ghana.
Smugglers had stashed around £200,000 worth of the drug inside bags of the lollipops which were found in a suitcase.
The Class A drug was then found when the lollipops were cut open. – Attribution to UKBF – The UK Border Force
A 29 Year old man was arrested for questioning leading to possible prosecution he is a Ghanaian national.
Another Breaking News – quote -
The seizure was made by the Ghanaian authorities working with British officers from UKBF’s Operation Westbridge team and the Serious Organised Crime Agency on Tuesday September 11.
The seizure weighed around four kilos, half of which is believed to have been high-purity cocaine.
Home Office minister Mark Harper said: ‘Disguising a deadly drug as a harmless bag of children’s sweets shows the depths people sink to in order to smuggle drugs.
‘The international drug trade is a vile business that Border Force officers play a key part in disrupting.’
UKBF officers have been based in Ghana since 2006 in a bid to prevent gangs smuggling illegal drugs through the country into the UK.
Around 860 kilos of cocaine and 323 kilos of heroin have been seized by them during that time – while 170 drug couriers have been arrested.
UKBF customs director Tom Dowdall said the drugs hidden in the lollipops, would almost certainly be fatal if eaten, which, he said makes ‘this smuggling attempt all the more shocking and dangerous.’ – Attribution to The Daily Mail UK.
From information in the reports looks like the UKBF – The UK Border Force are doing a very good job in quelling the trading of cocaine in a very dangerous criminal environment.
Ghana Cocaine Cache Found in Children’s Lollies…
UKBF – meaning – The UK Border Force is a part of the Home Office, responsible for frontline operations at air, sea and rail ports. – Attribution to Wikipedia.Org