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14.05.2008 General News

Two in court for expelling cocaine

By GNA
Two in court for expelling cocaine


Two persons charged with attempted exportation of narcotic drugs and possessing 60 and 65 pellets of cocaine respectively were on Tuesday remanded into prison custody by an Accra Circuit Court.

The court did not take the pleas of Bismark Kwaku Kyei and Maxwell Dartey respectively who expelling 65 and 60 pellets of drugs suspected to be cocaine.

They are to reappear on May 26.

Prosecuting, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Mr. Edward Ansah said on May 10 this year at about 9:05 pm, Kyei arrived at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) to board a flight to Amsterdam en route to Spain.

Prosecution said the personnel of the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) suspected Kyei of concealing drugs in his stomach.

It said when he was interrogated he confessed saying the drugs were given to him by a Nigerian to be given to one Emeka, another Nigerian for a fee of 4,000 Euros.

The prosecutor said the exhibit has been sent to the Ghana Standard Board for analytical examination.

In the case of Dartey a Ghanaian resident in Spain, prosecution told the court that on May 6, this year at about 6:20 pm, Dartey arrived at KIA to board a KLM flight to Amsterdam en route to Spain.

Prosecution said the NACOB officials suspected Dartey of carrying drugs so his urine was tested and it proved that he had some foreign materials in his stomach.

He was observed for some time and he expelled 60 pellets.

Accused said the drugs were given to him by one Mahama who resides at Accra-Newtown to be given to Abdul Aziz in Spain for a fee of 3,000 Euro s.

Prosecution said the drugs have been forwarded to the Ghana Standard Board for examination.

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