Police seize 15,000 grams of marijuana

The police at Juaso have seized 15,790.81 grams of marijuana at Asankare in the Asante-Akim South Municipality of the Ashanti Region and arrested one man, Kwame Agyei.

This large quantity of psychoactive drug was on a VIP bus from Accra and Wankyi, a farming community in the municipality, was the destination.

Agyei was last Monday put before the Juaso Circuit Court and held in police custody.

He has been charged with possessing narcotic drug without lawful authority.

Police Detective Inspector Princeton Peasah Darkwah told the court, presided over by Mr Yusif Asibey, forensic laboratory examination had confirmed that the dried leaves, was marijuana.

It was intercepted while in transit upon a tip-off.

The leaves had been compressed into 21 parcels and concealed in Agyei’s travelling bag, and he was arrested together with the bag, immediately he got down from the bus at Asankare.

The accused pleaded guilty to the offence but told of the court; he was unaware of the contents of the parcels he was carrying.

He would be making his next court appearance on May 2, 2018.


Story: News Desk

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