From News Desk

Global Cargo and Commodities Ltd, the freight forwarding company involved in the recent $10M-worth cocaine seizure, which was busted at the Tema Port, has reacted to media publications through its legal representatives.

In a notice by Nana Yaa Owusu-Aduome of Blay and Associates – lawyers for Global Cargo and Commodities Ltd and its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Jacob Gbati, it is captioned “MEDIA CIRCULATION OF FALSE ALLEGATION AND REPORT AGAINST GLOBAL CARGO AND COMMODITIES LIMITED” and states in toto;

We act as lawyers for and on behalf of Global Cargo and Commodities Ltd per its Chief Executive Officer, JACOB GBATI, our Clients. It has come to the notice of our Clients that there are circulating news items in the media both print and electronic to the effect that our Clients, Global Cargo and Commodities Limited, an established and reputable Freight Forwarders and Clearing Agents in Ghana and beyond, have been involved in the importation of containers with some quantities of substance suspected to be illegal drugs.

Our Clients are extremely concerned and very disturbed by such news item in the Media.

We are to state that Global Cargo and Commodities Limited is a reputable Ghanaian company in the business of Freight Forwarding and clearing throughout the sub regions of Africa. As a matter of fact, it is the biggest in the industry at least in Ghana.

Our Clients, Mr Gbati Jacob and Global Cargo and Commodities Limited, have never engaged in and are not involved by any means in the importation of illegal drugs or substance either directly or indirectly into the country or anywhere else.

Our Clients have been made aware that State Security Agencies are investigating a matter in respect of importation of containers of sugar allegedly mixed with some suspected illegal substance. We state with emphasis that, our Clients, however, have nothing to do with the importation.

Our Clients were merely contracted solely by one SUCDEN, a company registered in the United Arab Emirates to clear the said containers of sugar and warehouse in Tema, for another Company, TRADEPASS in Accra.

We must emphasize here that our Clients were not in any way involved in the importation and had nothing to do with it at all.

All media, both print and electronic, are entreated to diligently investigate the matter and to refrain from further publishing and circulating the erroneous information about our Clients to the Public, in respect of the matter.

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