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25.10.2007 General News

Five remanded for possessing narcotic drugs


A Ho Magistrate court presided over by Mr P.D.W. Amedior, on Wednesday remanded five persons including a woman to re-appear on November 8, this year for possessing narcotic drugs (Indian Hemp).

They are Anthony Gaglo, 34, Bismark Ngonu, 25, Moses Azumah, 40, William Mensah, 14, and Yayra Bediako, 20.

Police Inspector Joy Afagbedzi, in charge of Police Public Affairs in the Volta Region who briefed the GNA, said personnel of the Custom Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) at Asikuma checkpoint in the Eastern Region arrested the suspects on October 14, this year during a routine check on vehicles.

He said the suspects who were travelling from Hohoe to Accra, parcelled the substances suspected to be Indian hemp to look like tubers of yam.

Inspector Afagbedzi said the suspects in their caution statement to the Police admitted ownership of the substance but failed to disclose the source of supply.

He said on October 10 this year, CEPS personnel at the same barrier arrested Anita Adzah, 27, and Joana Adzah, 36, with two fertilizer bags containing dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.

He said the two who are sisters and traders were travelling from Kpeve to Accra with the leaves.

Inspector Afagbedzi said they were also remanded by the same court to reappear on November 8 this year.