The Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC), on Monday 29, January 2024 intercepted several capsules and tables of tramadol at the Tema Port.
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) were seized.
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 totalling ninety (90) cartons weighing 120mg, and six thousand capsules of Trafradol totalling forty (40) cartons weighing 120mg.
The exercise was part of the Commission’s mandate relating to examinations conducted on containers at the Tema Port.
The Commission in a statement said it 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.
NACOC assured the public that it is committed to curtailing the drug trafficking threat.
The Commission reminded 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.