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Ghana Airports Company Interdicts Staff Over Alleged Involvement in Cocaine Smuggling

Dutch national, Proeger Delgey Bianca, who was arrested at the Brussels airport, was found to have had help from several officers at KIA, including a senior officer identified as Eric Nartey Yeboah, the Herald added in its report.

The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) says it has interdicted all staff allegedly involved in aiding the smuggling of cocaine through the Kotoka International Airport after a report by the Herald newspaper brought the matter to light.

“The scandal emerged, following the arrest of a significant quantity of illegal drugs at Brussels Airport in Belgium, with reports indicating that the cocaine was smuggled through KIA aboard the Moroccan national carrier, Royal Air Maroc, facilitated by a GACL staff member on March 23, 2024,” the herald publication said.

Dutch national, Proeger Delgey Bianca, who was arrested at the Brussels airport, was found to have had help from several officers at KIA, including a senior officer identified as Eric Nartey Yeboah, the Herald added in its report.

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Reacting to the publication, the GACL said it had suspended the alleged staff involved, although failing to mention any names.

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“The Board and Management, in line with GACL’s internal administrative processes has taken swift measures to interdict all GACL staff relevant to the investigation,” the airport company said in a statement Wednesday.

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