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Virgin Atlantic’s announcement that it is to pull its Accra, Ghana service in September, in part because of high fuel prices, has raised some eyebrows in the air freight market. Not least because, as this interesting analysis shows, Ghana is buzzing and its fuel prices are not the highest. But there is another challenge. Ghana has a rather hearty drugs export trade (not the legal ones), which an unwitting Virgin was unfortunate enough to discover the hard way. This fascinating report, based on CCTV footage at the Aviance cargo village at Kotoka International airport, shows how £4.3m-worth of ganja, hidden in perishables, was smuggled out of Ghana and into Heathrow, where it was found. This is a great account for anyone in airlines, Customs, handling, security, forwarding – or the drugs trade.