Nigerian busted at KIA with US$300k heroin

cocaineA Nigerian has been arrested by the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) after one of the anti-drug trafficking agency’s sniffer dogs outed the suspect at the Kotoka International Airport.

The 32-year-old Nigerian, whose identity NACOB has chosen to conceal for now, came to Ghana from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with 4.4kgs of heroin worth US$300,000.

He was arrested on Wednesday after touching down.

The suspect, according to officials at the Kotoka International Airport, flew to Accra aboard a Kenyan Airline.

A black labrador of the Canine unit of NACOB sniffed out the suspect as he went through arrival procedures at the KIA.

The dog, according to an eyewitness, barked at the suspect frenetically at the airport, a situation that prompted a police officer on secondment to NACOB’s ‘K9’ Unit to pull the Nigerian passenger aside for a luggage search.

The suspect is in the custody of NACOB and being investigated.

He will soon be hauled before court for prosecution.


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