03.07.2006 General News

Latest on Daasebre Dwamena's cocaine case

By Nana Sifa Twum, London
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A renowned Ghanaian musician, Daasebre Dwamena has been reminded in custody by Uxbridge Magistrate court in London for attempting to smuggle cocaine into the UK.

Daasebre Dwamena was arrested in the early hours of Thursday on board the British Airways flight from Accra to London by security and customs officials for possessing substances suspected to be cocaine.

Investigations conducted by this reporter from the Heathrow Airport indicated that on their routine checks on passengers arriving at the airport, customs officials aided by sniffing dogs picked out the suitcase of the unassuming Ghanaian musician.

A spokesman for the Customs and Excise at the Heathrow Airport in London, Bob Geiger, Daasebre Dwamena had in his possession two kilograms of substances suspected to be cocaine concealed in his suitcase. He said the street value of the substance if proved to be cocaine old be about 100 thousand pounds.

He was subsequently charged for attempting to smuggle cocaine into the UK and was arranged before the Uxbridge Magistrate court in London on Friday morning where he was reminded in custody to reappear in seven days.

Mr. Geiger said officials were not sure whether the musician was travelling alone or he was with someone else at the time of his arrest. Investigations continue.

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