Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Ghana: Former airport security boss nabbed in United States in drugs related offence

June 04, 2013 at 6:04pm 

The Managing Director of Sohin Security Company, which until Monday provided security services at the Kotoka International Airport, Solomon Adelaquaye has been arrested in the United States of America (USA) as part of a drug trafficking syndicate.

Mr. Adelaquaye was arrested together with two Nigerians and Colombian in May for the role in a drug trafficking syndicate which had been operating in the West Africa sub-region.

This revelation was made by the Narcotics Control Board, (NACOB).

In a statement signed by the Executive Secretary of NACOB, Yaw Akrasi Sarpong, the Board said the bust was due to its corporation with the Drugs Enforcement Administration(DEA) of the Department of Justice of the United States of America.

“The corporation between the Drugs Enforcement Administration (DEA) of the Department of Justice of the United States of America and the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) has lead to the busting of another international drug trafficking which had been operating within the West African sub-region and the USA,” the statement said.

The statement also said “the members of the syndicate arrested are a Colombian national, two Nigerians and a Ghanaian were arrested in the USA in May following an operation by NACOB and the DEA.

The operation lasted slightly over a year. The arrested members have been charged in the USA.”

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