OBS: Cocaine Worth £4.3 Million Found Inside Hollowed-Out Fruit At Heathrow…Was From Ghana14 Comments

Chris-Vincent A. Febiri
Posted on 28 Sep 2012 at 6:12pm
Cocaine was stuffed inside plantains, a sour, banana-like fruit, on a flight from Ghana (Photo: UK Border Force/PA)

Cocaine was stuffed inside plantains, a sour, banana-like fruit, on a flight from Ghana (Photo: UK Border Force/PA)

Geez…Some of our people….

Smugglers stuffed cocaine worth £750,000 into hollowed out plantains in a consignment of fruit and vegetables, the UK Border Force said today.

A 7.5kg haul of the class A drug was seized at Heathrow on Tuesday on a flight from Ghana.

The banana-like fruits had been hollowed out, filled with packages of cocaine and resealed.

Border staff believe the same smuggling gang were behind a 1.5-tonne consignment of cannabis discovered the previous day, also on a flight of fruit and vegetables from Ghana.

That haul had a street value of around £4.3 million.

Marc Owen, Heathrow director for Border Force, said: “It seems likely that the same criminal gangs were involved in both of these two smuggling attempts. This means that in just two days we have put a £5 million dent in their profits.

“These two seizures demonstrate the success we’re having in disrupting criminal smugglers and keeping illegal drugs off the streets of the UK.”

The cannabis seizure was the biggest at Heathrow Airport in more than three years.


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  1. +1 Vote -1 Vote +1cristalblack

    126 Total Comments

    now I ask myself how did that cross the boarder of Ghana to get this far. some ppl needs to be fired


    +1 Vote -1 Vote +1jessi Reply:

    @cristalblack, a top politician is behind it,i heard this morning at peace fm,but i thaught it was weed and not cacaine.


    Vote -1 Vote +1B.B Reply:

    @cristalblack, some people need to be fired for real! But who will do the firing? 


  2. Vote -1 Vote +127calibre (O_0)

    1312 Total Comments

    some questions need to be asked and some answers need to be given straight from KOTOKA


  3. +1 Vote -1 Vote +1B.B

    2359 Total Comments

    Ghana my beloved country, look at what some people have turned you into. Lord have mercy on all those out there responsible for this kind of act. 


  4. Vote -1 Vote +1kwabena

    27 Total Comments

    hmmm i smell nigerians………….jut disgracing our country dats why u hardly hear their name these days to do with drugs and 419 not knowing they now operate from Great Ghana and SA…..seriously its time we deport them they are everywhere in accra doin all these crap


    -1 Vote -1 Vote +1Shina Reply:

    Why you call Nigeria for this matter now…. So you want to tell me Ghanians don’t do drugs

    please mind your language bro


  5. Vote -1 Vote +1RocklynLove

    640 Total Comments

    How can this people be that careless??? Now koraa if u swallow the cocain u can get arrested… how come in u stuff inside a palntain n banana………….. hmmm in ghana with such food stuffs it p**** by easily…. they dont control them…


  6. Vote -1 Vote +1christine

    57 Total Comments

    oh my God,who are the evil doers disgracing Ghana like this? seriously,some people at Kotoka need to go home cos they’re indeed not helping Ghana at all.Somehow,someboby in kotoka knows about this issue.


  7. Vote -1 Vote +1Dr. Miyagi

    8403 Total Comments

    I’m sure it’s not only Ghanaians its a gang mixed up with Nigerians, Jamaicans linked to one of the notorious gang in Manchester that’s what I read in the news paper whoever authorised this should be surely fired an the people around it 


  8. -1 Vote -1 Vote +1Solomon

    45 Total Comments

    May God punish you people calling Nigerians.
    Even if it were Nigerians,do you think they will collaborate with daft ghanians.?
    You guys are not smart enough for that kinda stuff.
    Cowards,that can’t even wipe their own ****es.


    Vote -1 Vote +1Shina Reply:

    @Solomon, God Bless you…


    Vote -1 Vote +1jessi Reply:

    @Solomon, thats the problem we have as Ghanaians,if we dont politicise something,then we foreignise it,we never accept our mistakes and thats why we take 1 step forward and 3 steps backwards but not all of us are daft ha?


  9. -1 Vote -1 Vote +1uu

    53 Total Comments



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