A 26-year-old Kenyan woman has been arrested by the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) for attempting to traffic substances suspected to be cocaine into the country.
The suspect, Ivy Mugure Daniel was arrested on January 9, 2018 at the Airport whilst undergoing arrival formalities.
This comes after the Board announced last week that a Tanzanian food vendor had been handed a five-year jail term after she was arrested at the Kotoka International Airport for possessing 2.3kg of speedball, a mixture of cocaine and heroin with a street value of $70,000.00.
According to NACOB officers detailed at Kotoka, Ms. Daniel arrived at the airport on board Ethiopian Airline flight ET 921.
She was however accosted by officers who asked for her check-in luggage and following a search, a big parcel wrapped with a black polythene material containing an off-white powdery substance weighing 3kg was discovered.
A test conducted by the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) on the substance proved positive for “speedball”, with an estimated street value of $ 90,000.00.
The suspect, who admitted attempting to smuggle the package into the country but denied knowledge of its contents.
She claimed ownership of the luggage but explained that one Benson, her boyfriend in Kenya, bought her ticket and gave her the traveling bag to pack her things and meet him in Ghana with the bag.
A statement issued by NACOB on the matter said Ivy Mugure Daniel “has subsequently been arraigned before court and placed in prison custody pending trial.”