Four Ghanaians in the United Kingdom have been jailed a cumulative 32 years in prison for drug trafficking.
The four, three men and one woman, were arrested for smuggling cocaine from Ghana to the UK.
The drugs, worth a street value of £3m, were reportedly smuggled from the Kotoka International Airport in Accra to the Heathrow Airport in London.
The drugs were reportedly packed into food boxes and smuggled into the UK.
A joint operation by Ghanaian and UK officials led to the arrest of the four suspects – Eric Kusi Appiah, 51; Albert Kaakyire Gyamfi, 52; Jennifer Agyemang, 38 years; and Julius Tetteh Puplampu, 56 years.
Eric was initially arrested in April last year at the Heathrow Airport for attempting to traffic 17kgs of cocaine worth £1.3m in food boxes.
His arrest kicked off the joint operation between Ghana and the UK which led to the arrest of his associates.
Julius Tetteh Puplampu, who has previously served time for trafficking, was arrested also at Heathrow for concealing cocaine at the base of his suitcase.
The other two suspects were picked up in Ghana in December last year for being involved in the drug syndicate.
Eric Appiah and Albert Kaakyire Gyamfi have since been jailed for nine years each whilst Jennifer Agyemang and Julius Tetteh Puplampu were also sentenced to six years and nine months imprisonment.