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General News of Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Source: Daily Guide

KIA drug baron busted in US deported after serving jail term

Owner of Sohin Security Check Limited – the company that was providing security at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) – Solomon Adelaquaye has been deported after serving a 24-month jail term in the USA.

He was jailed in the US for dealing in heroin, a narcotic drug, for only 24 months because he cooperated with investigators, according to sources.

He arrived on Friday, February 13, 2015 via Delta Air Lines Flight 478 and was immediately whisked away by NACOB officials for debriefing.

A US Department of Homeland Security document that details Adelaquaye's deportation shows that he has been banned from entering the US for life.

"You have been found to be inadmissible to the United States under the pro­visions of Section 212(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act or deportable under the provisions of Section 237 of the Act as a Visa Pilot Waiver Programme violator. In accordance with the provisions of Section 212(a) (9) of the Act, you are prohibited from entering, attempting to enter, or being in the United States," a notice to Alien Ordered Removed/Departure Verification filed on December 31 last year indicated.?

Adelaquaye was arrest­ed in May 2013 with two Nigerians and a Colombian following a joint US-Ghana operation.

He was tipping off drug barons as well as aiding them to use the KIA for their operations.

The ex-convict was said to have secured the KIA security contract using his National Democratic Congress (NDC) connection.