In response to the recent discovery of illicit substances within one of SeaCoach’s baggage vehicles, the management issued a press release expressing deep concern and a commitment to cooperate fully with authorities.

The press release stated, “The recent discovery of illicit substances within one of our baggage vehicles is deeply concerning and reflects poorly on our company’s standards. We trust that authorities will conduct a thorough investigation into this matter, and we urge the public to refrain from making premature judgments.

Providing a comprehensive overview of the situation, the press release detailed the events leading to the discovery. On April 2nd, 2024, at approximately 7:00 PM, a SeaCoach luggage bus en route to the Lungi Jetty terminal made a stop at the airport cargo shed to collect additional bags designated for transit to Aberdeen as unaccompanied luggage, as instructed by the Lungi operations manager. Acting on a tip-off, law enforcement officials intercepted the bus and apprehended the driver and security personnel responsible for the luggage.

Allegations were made regarding the presence of illicit substances within the bags onboard. Initially, SeaCoach’s on-duty supervisors attempted to coordinate with the police, suggesting that passengers could identify their bags at the jetty terminal for subsequent search. However, the police insisted on bringing the passengers back to the station to claim their belongings. Despite diligent efforts, some bags remained unclaimed, and despite repeated attempts to contact the owners, they did not come forward to claim them.

SeaCoach clarified its standard procedures, stating that they provide unaccompanied baggage services primarily catering to airlines, corporations, and trusted individual customers, adhering strictly to established policy guidelines. However, in this instance, proper protocols were not followed by the manager involved.

Upon inspection by the authorities, the remaining bags were found to contain multiple packets of tramadol, a controlled substance. The Lungi operations manager responsible for authorizing the transaction has been summoned by the police to provide information regarding the sender and recipient of the bags.

SeaCoach’s management team, accompanied by legal counsel, has cooperated fully with the authorities, escorting the manager to the police station to facilitate the investigation. The company remains hopeful that those responsible will be identified and held accountable under the law.

The press release concluded with an appeal to the public for patience and a request to reserve judgment until all facts are thoroughly examined. SeaCoach reaffirmed its commitment to social responsibility and unequivocally condemned any involvement in drug trafficking or activities that contribute to the degradation and harm of youth.

The incident underscores the importance of adherence to strict protocols and highlights SeaCoach’s determination to uphold the highest standards of integrity and compliance. As the investigation unfolds, SeaCoach pledges to take any necessary actions to prevent similar occurrences in the future and to maintain the trust and confidence of its customers and the public.