Kenyan woman arrested for trafficking drugs worth $90,000
A 26-year-old Kenyan woman has been busted by the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) for allegedly trafficking a substance suspected to be narcotics drugs into the country.
A statement issued by NACOB said the suspect, Ivy Mugure Daniel, was arrested on January 9, 2018, at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) while undergoing arrival formalities.
According to NACOB, Ms Daniel arrived at KIA on board Ethiopian Airline flight ET 921 and was accosted by officers who asked for her check-in luggage.
A search conducted in the luggage revealed a big parcel wrapped with a black polythene material containing an off-white powdery substance weighing 3kg.
A second test conducted by the Ghana Standards Authority on the substance proved positive to “speedball”, a mixture of cocaine and heroin with an estimated street value of $90,000.
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The suspect admitted the offence and claimed ownership of the luggage, however, she insisted that one Benson, her boyfriend in Kenya bought her the air ticket and gave her the travelling bag to pack her things and meet him in Ghana with the bag.
She has subsequently been arraigned before court and placed in prison custody pending trial.