Two grabbed in attempt to export narcotics wrapped in speaker

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The Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) has arrested two persons for allegedly trafficking narcotics through a courier service in Accra.

The suspects, Daniel Newman Teye, 32, and Kwasi Kumi Otenpong, 29, were arrested by operatives of NACOB on Thursday, August 30 when the former presented a package of a small speaker for postage.

The package, after scan, was found to contain some foreign materials.

The speaker was carefully dismantled in the presence of Teye and was found to contain three small parcels of dried leaves suspected to be cannabis sativa, a narcotic drug.

During interrogation, suspect Teye denied ownership and knowledge of the speaker and its content.

He mentioned one Kwasi Kumi Otenpong, alias Timmy as the owner of the items.

Teye subsequently led a team of officers to the residence of Timmy in New Dawhenya, where a search conducted revealed five parcels and six wrappers of suspected cannabis.

Upon interrogation and investigation, Timmy admitted ownership of the speaker and its contents and those found in his living room.

He also disclosed that he is a regular user of the narcotic herb and sells out to prospective buyers.

The exhibits have been sent to the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) for forensic examination and report.

The two are currently in prison custody pending further investigations and prosecution.

NACOB admonishes the public to desist from delivering parcels for and on behalf of others, as it has been the conduit for trafficking narcotic drugs.

The public is also encouraged to voluntarily provide information leading to the successful arrest of persons suspected to be indulging on narcotics related acts.



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