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16.10.2002 General News

Gordon "Bossey" Mensah flees, accused of drug dealing

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THE man alleged to be at the centre of the sponsorship of drug couriers to the United States and the United Kingdom, Gordon Mensah, alias Bossey, is reported to have crossed over to Lome, Togo.

The Ghanaian security agencies mounted a search for Bossey, who is the Managing Director of Gordon Mensah Enterprises and Lords Travel and Tours, located on the Nima - New Town road, when his latest victim, Akua Akyere, was arrested at the Kotoka International Airport on her way to deliver a parcel in the US. A source at the Narcotics Control Board, which confirmed this in an interview, said the security agencies are yet to contact their Togolese counterparts to solicit their assistance in tracking down Bossey.

It said further investigations into the operations of Gordon Mensah have revealed that he allegedly submitted fictitious letters to embassies to assist in the acquisition of visas for his clients.

The clients were always described as staff of Gordon Mensah Enterprises, who were scheduled to visit a particular country on a business tour.

In such letters, he is said to have applied for multiple visas or transit visas to facilitate their travels.

In some instances, a purported foreign firm would send an invitation letter to Gordon Mensah Enterprises to send a representative to examine some products of the company.

Investigations have further revealed that some of the clients were scheduled to pick their visas from some embassies on October 9, the day his alleged undercover activities were exposed.

A source at the Narcotics Control Board, which confirmed the story, said efforts are being made to contact the various embassies for further information. Gordon Mensah is also known as Godwin Owusu Mensah, Azouma Kodzo and Mensah Gordon.

He is alleged to have sponsored a number of drug couriers and is also said to be involved in passport deals and visa racketeering for unsuspecting clients.

He escaped from his Kpone house when he heard that a parcel he allegedly gave to a 50-year-old woman, Akua Akyere, to deliver in the United States had landed the woman in trouble at the Kotoka International Airport.

The parcel was found to contain 608 grammes of heroin. Bossey’s house has been cordoned off while two BMW saloon cars belonging to him and an accomplice, have been impounded. Seventy-two passports, and a number of visa forms and other questionnaires were also retrieved from his offices.

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