A Tanzanian woman, Basaida Zena Jafary, has been handed a five-year prison sentence by a court in Accra after pleading guilty to possessing 2.3 kilogrammes of speedball, a mixture of cocaine and heroin with a street value of 70,000 US dollars.
Officers of the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) arrested Zena, a food vendor in Tanzania, at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) here on board Rwanda Air flight number ET 200. Zena, who arrived in Ghana recently, was arrested while going through arrival formalities.
When arraigned before the court, Zena pleaded guilty.
A search conducted in her check-in luggage revealed a concealment of two parcels in false compartments of her luggage, according to a statement issued by the Communication and Media Relations Unit of NACOB.
It said the content of the parcel proved positive for narcotics substance during preliminary tests conducted in the presence of Zena.
The suspected narcotic substance were further forwarded to the Ghana Standards Authority for confirmation, which tested positive for narcotics weighing 2.3 kg.
During interrogation, Zena admitted to ownership of the parcels, and confessed that they were given to her by one Mandanje Omari in Tanzania to be delivered to someone in Accra for undisclosed amount of money.
Source: NAM News Network