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16.12.2011 Crime & Punishment

Another Ghanaian arrested for drug trafficking in US

By The Statesman
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A 61 year old Ghanaian man, who on the  2nd of December 2011  managed to transport 12 pounds of  heroin  worth $375,000 through the Kotoka Internaional Airport undetected, has been arrested at the Washignton-Dulles International Airport.

 
The man, Sana Musah Suleimana according to court documents, was arrested on December 3 after officers discovered 5,315 grams, or a little more than 11 pounds, 11 ounces, of heroin concealed behind the lining of a suitcase.   The heroin was allegedly destined for New York.  

CBP officers turned Sulemana over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents.   The U. S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia is prosecuting Sulemana.  

Sulemana arrived from Ghana shortly after  6 am, Dec. 3 , and was referred to a secondary inspection.   CBP officers allegedly discovered that the lining of Sulemana's suitcase appeared to have been tampered.  

Court records state that CBP officers then discovered a wrapped package that contained a brown, powdery substance that field-tested positive for heroin.   CBP placed a detainer on Sulemana to be returned to CBP upon adjudication of his charges.  

The charges and allegations contained in criminal complaints are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.  

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