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The Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC), on Monday 29, January 2024 intercepted several capsules and tablets of tramadol at the Tema Port.
The seized consignment comprised a total of One million and Thirty-Five Thousand (1,035,000) tablets and capsules of tramadol with a net weight of Four Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty-Four point thirty-eight kilogrammes (4,734.38kg).
This is contained in a release issued by the Commission on February 13.
“It was discovered that the varieties of tramadol capsules and tablets include five thousand (5,000) Royal tablets amounting to fifty-one (51) cartons weighing 225mg, six thousand capsules of Timaking totaling ninety (90) cartons weighing 120mg, and six thousand capsules of Trafradol totaling forty (40) cartons weighing 120mg,”the press release indicated.
The exercise was part of the Commission’s mandate relating to examinations conducted on containers at the Tema Port.
“The Commission has taken custody of the seized consignment and is in the process of handing it over to the Food and Drug Authority for further investigations,” the release further revealed.
NACOC assured the public that it is committed to curtailing the drug trafficking threat.
“The Commission would like to use this medium to remind the general public that possessing and transporting illicit drugs without lawful authorization from a legally mandated outfit is illegal and punishable under sections 40 (1) and 41 (1) of Act 1019 of the Narcotics Control Commission Act 2020,” they cautioned.