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GACL interdicts staff over GHC 7.7million smuggled cocaine

Managing Director of Ghana Airports Company Limited, Mrs. Yvonne Nana Afriyie Opare. The GACL says it is collaborating with state investigators over the issue.

GACL interdicts staff over GHC 7.7million smuggled cocaine | The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) has interdicted all its staff suspected to be involved in the alleged smuggling of 8.5kg of cocaine from the Kotoka International Airport, Ghana to Brussels, Belgium.

The cocaine, with a street value of about GHC 7.7 million, is reported to have been found in the possession of a female by the name Proeger Delgey Bianca, who traveled from Accra to Brussels Airport, Belgium on March 23, 2024.


The GACL in a statement issued on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, indicated that it has interdicted its staff suspected to have aided the smuggling of the expensive recreational drug in line with its internal processes.

“The attention of the board and management of GACL has been drawn to the Herald publication dated Wednesday, April 10, 2024, with the above headline. Management notes that investigations by relevant authorities into the alleged smuggling of 8.5 kilograms of substance suspected to be cocaine through Kotoka International Airport on March 23, 2024, are ongoing.

The board and management, in line with GACL’s internal administrative processes, have taken swift measures to interdict all GACL staff relevant to the investigation. Management has also reiterated its warning to staff regarding the facilitation of passengers at the airport, failing which punitive measures not limited to but including summary dismissals and prosecutions by the state will be effected in line with existing protocols.

Management wishes to assure the general public of its commitment and determination, in collaboration with stakeholders to ensure that operations at the airport are safe and secure,” the statement said. GACL interdicts staff over GHC 7.7million smuggled cocaine