A Togolese pastor was last Sunday arrested at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Accra by officials of the Narcotic Control Board (NACOB) for concealing 4.2 kilogrammes of cocaine in Lollipop toffees.
The toffees had been replaced with the cocaine and coloured like the original Lollipop in pink, red and blue.
The suspect, Pastor Woegna Yao Koufoualesse, 44, travelled from Sao Paulo in Brazil and arrived on board an Emirates flight in Accra about 1:45 p.m.
He is the Head Pastor of the Inner Temple Ministry International located at the Pantang Junction, near Adentan in Accra.
According to the Deputy Executive Secretary of NACOB, Nii Lante Blankson, the pastor’s arrest was a collaboration between NACOB and its international partners.
He said drug traffickers had become more sophisticated in their operations and devised new means to outwit security operatives at the airport.
He said following his arrest, Pastor Koufoualesse said he had gone to Sao Paulo to purchase rice for his company, Soadim Company Limited.