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22.02.2007 Crime & Punishment

Two Drug Couriers Arrested

Two suspected drug couriers who attempted to smuggle various quantities of narcotics outside the country have been arrested.

Lillian Kalunde Musyoki, a Kenyan, and Twum Ampofo, a United Kingdom-based Ghanaian, were arrested at the Kotoka International Airport while going through departure formalities.

Lillian, who flew into Ghana on February 15, 2007 from Kenya, was returning to Nairobi on February 17, 2007 when she was arrested with 3.5 kilogrammes of cocaine concealed in a box.

Ampofo was arrested with seven wrapped pieces of Indian hemp on February 12, 2007.

A source at the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) told the Daily Graphic that Lillian, a mother of three, claimed she came on holidays and was given the box to deliver to someone in Nairobi.

It said Lillian claimed that she did not know the contents of the box.

The source said Ampofo claimed that he bought the Indian hemp for his personal use in London.

According to the source, Ampofo claimed that the Indian hemp grown in Ghana was stronger than what was found in London.

It said he claimed that he was not going to sell the drugs and wondered why he should be arrested.

The suspects, the source said, were in custody pending further investigations.

Story by Albert K. Salia