By Marcos Ommati/Diálogo May 21, 2020 On April 22, the Brazilian Federal Police (PF, in Portuguese), with the support of Pernambuco’s Military Police Battalion, seized 650 kilograms of cocaine concealed in the cargo compartment of an airplane. The drug was divided into several packages and bags. The operation resulted in the seizure of the aircraft, eight vehicles, a 380-caliber pistol, 12 cell phones, and many documents, according to information from PF’s Office of Public Affairs.The operation was launched at Igarassu Airfield, in the municipality of the same name located 27 kilometers from Recife, capital of Pernambuco state, in Northeast Brazil. Authorities arrested nine people during the operation, including the airplane pilot and a woman who, according to PF, was the leader of the group. The detainees were charged with international narcotrafficking and sent before the Federal Court.According to PF, the drug could have been sent in ship containers to Africa to be distributed in Europe. “When this drug reaches Europe, the value is three times higher than here, so this was very valuable cargo, equivalent to millions of dollars,” said Passos.
The Ghana Football Association was today saddened to hear of the passing of former Black Stars captain Emmanuel Quarshie at the age of 59.A fine attacker, Quarshie represented Ghana at the highest level and captained the Black Stars to win their fourth Africa Cup of Nations title in 1982.He passed away at his home, Monday morning in Takoradi in the Western Region of the country.Quarshie, who also captained Hasaacas during his playing career was decorated the Ghanaian top-flight’s top scorer in 1980 before stints in Saudi Arabia and with Egypt’s Zamalek.After retiring, he then made the transition to coach and handled Hasaacas, Berekum Arsenals, B.A United, Bofoakwa, Ebusua Dwarfs, All Blacks and Wa All Stars.Quarshie was one of the games great servants and everyone at the GFA would like to offer their thoughts and prayers to his family at this time.