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NACOC officials seize $1.4m worth of suspected narcotic drugs  


The Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC) has seized suspected narcotic drugs worth $1.4 million at the Central Post Office, Accra.

Five brown Ghana Post branded boxes containing a total of 150 packets of coffee labelled “Café Naijar Classic”, all destined for the United Arab Emirates, were discovered by officials of NACOC at the Post Office

A statement signed by Nana Osei Nkwantabisa, Head of Public Affairs and International Relations Department, NACOC, said the 150 packets contained 93,600 tablets with an estimated street value of $1.4 Million.

It said a field test conducted on the tablets proved positive for Amphetamine, a narcotic drug.

The statement said samples of the exhibits had been forwarded to the Ghana Standards Authority for analytical examination while investigations continued.

It advised the public to refrain from engaging in the trafficking of narcotic drugs, which was a criminal offence under Section 37 of the Narcotics Control Commission Act 2020 (Act 1019).

The statement urged the public to check the contents of parcels handed over to them before taking custody, especially before and during the Christmas season.

Amphetamine is a powerful stimulator of the central nervous system.

It is used to treat some medical conditions, but it is also highly addictive, with a history of abuse

Amphetamines are psychostimulant drugs that abnormally speed up the functions of the brain and body.

It is illegal to make or sell amphetamines, and to possess or use them unless under medical supervision.

Long-term amphetamine misuse can damage the brain and the cardiovascular system and may lead to psychosis, malnutrition and erratic behaviour.

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