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05.01.2006 General News

BOG Worker Busted Over Narcotic Drugs.

By Daily Graphic
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A worker at the Bank of Ghana (BoG) who allegedly attempted to smuggle two parcels of Indian hemp to London in the name of the BoG was yesterday remanded in custody by the Accra circuit court.

FRANCIS OPOKU AGYEMANG allegedly deposited the two parcels at the security desk of the BoG at about 6:15 a.m. to be dispatched to someone in London on December 12, 2005.

He was charged with one count possessing narcotic drug without lawful authority. His plea was not taken and was remanded to re-appear on January 11, 2006.

Prosecuting, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mr. George Abavelim, told the court that the accused person deposited two parcels in DHL express envelopes at the security desk of the bank to be dispatched to someone in London in the name of the BoG.

Unfortunately for the accused person, the BoG had earlier changed accounts with the DHL and so the DHL official rejected the parcel on those grounds. The DHL official accordingly requested BoG security officials to re- label the parcel and request the sender of the parcel to sign.

The BoG security officials examined the content of the parcels and found them to contain three compressed brown substances suspected to be narcotic drugs. Agyemang was subsequently arrested and handed over to the police.

The accused, Francis Opoku Agyemang is believed to be the assistant representative of Asante Kotoko FC in Accra.