Ghana Airports Company Limited Takes Action Amid Cocaine Smuggling Scandal at Kotoka International Airport

Following the interception of a significant quantity of illegal drugs at Brussels Airport in Belgium, the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) has initiated decisive action by interdicting all staff allegedly involved in the recent cocaine smuggling incident at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).

Reports indicate that the cocaine was illicitly transported through KIA aboard the Moroccan national carrier, Royal Air Maroc, with the purported assistance of a GACL staff member on March 23, 2024. Dutch national Proeger Delgey Bianca was apprehended at Brussels Airport with eight and a half kilograms of suspected cocaine, believed to have been trafficked through KIA on the said date.

In a statement released on Wednesday, April 10, GACL confirmed the commencement of investigations and the interdiction of the implicated staff. The statement emphasized management’s stern warning to employees regarding any involvement in facilitating passengers at the airport, cautioning that punitive measures, including summary dismissals and state prosecutions, would be enforced in accordance with existing protocols.

The full statement issued by GACL underscored the company’s commitment to collaborating with stakeholders to ensure the safety and security of airport operations.

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