Tuesday 19th March, 2019
Gifty Amofa, GNA
Accra, March 19, GNA –
A truck pusher has been remanded into police custody for allegedly possessing
six slabs of dried compressed leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, popularly
known as “Wee”.
Abass Abongo, 40, was
also found with handful of the similar substance.
He has denied possessing
narcotic drug without lawful authority.
Police Chief Inspector Simon Apiorsornu told the Court presided over by Mr
Aboagye Tandoh that the complainants were police personnel from the Drug Law
Enforcement Unit of the Criminal Investigative Department Headquarters.
He said on February
26, this year, the personnel upon intelligence embarked on anti-narcotic drug
exercise at Madina, Accra and its environs.
Apiorsornu said when the team got to Madina Market, at a well-known place for
illicit drug peddling, they entered a wooden structure where they met Abongo.
The prosecution said
the team found the six compressed slabs of the dried leaves and five handful
size of the same dried leaves in plain polyethene bags placed in a
multi-coloured “Ghana must go” bag.
He said during
investigation and in his cautioned statement Abongo denied knowledge of the
exhibits, adding that he shared the room with other people.
The Prosecution said
the exhibit would be sent to the Police Forensic Laboratory for examination and
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