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General News of Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Source: GhanaWeb

Re: Britons held in Ghana cocaine bust

Information reaching GhanaWeb indicates that the article published by UK’s Daily Mail and republished on GhanaWeb today, November 26, 2014 with headline: ‘Britons held in Ghana cocaine bust’, was first published 10 years ago.

The British High Commission in Ghana drew the attention of GhanaWeb to the fact that the article was published in 2004 by Daily Mail when four British men were arrested in Ghana after officials seized £80million worth of cocaine destined for UK during a UK-led international law operation.

This article resurfaced after the recent arrest of Nayele Ametefeh by UK authorities at Heathrow Airport with 12.5kgs of cocaine from Ghana and then the subsequent arrests of Ghanaian and foreign nationals made by the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) in connection with the arrest of Nayele Ametefeh at Heathrow.

The article originally published by the Daily Mail without a dateline was true and factual but has no connection whatsoever with the Ametefeh bust in the UK.

GhanaWeb has immediately withdrawn the said article and regrets any inconveniences caused with regard to the re-publishing of the 10-year-old article making rounds in the Ghanaian media.