KIA: Ugandan Busted for Drug Trafficking
Officials of the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) have arrested a Ugandan for trafficking narcotics at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).
The culprit, Bwogo Federick, 53 years, was picked-up by operatives of NACOB upon arrival on board Ethiopian Air flight ET 921 from Kampala-Uganda, when he was going through arrival formalities at the Kotoka International Airport on 25 April 2018.
The successful exercise was on suspicion that he had ingested narcotics.
His urine sample when tested proved positive that he had ingested narcotics in his body.
Mr Bwogo was later sent to the Headquarters of NACOB and placed on observation where within a period of 48 hours he expelled 67 pellets. The pellets were field tested and proved positive for narcotics.
Initially, he told NACOB investigators that a Pakistani in Kampala-Uganda gave the drugs to him to give to one Ahmed also a Pakistani in Ghana. He however, told prosecutors in court that he was rather sent by a Ugandan national in Kampala to deliver the drugs to one Ahmed, also a Ugandan national in Ghana for a fee of $1,500 without knowing the name of the sender.
He added that the person who gave the narcotics to him is the same person who purchased his ticket for him to travel to Ghana, adding that, the receiver of the delivery (Ahmed) was to pay his share after delivering the drug to him in Ghana.
The suspect has been arraigned before court and has been remanded in prison custody pending a final verdict of the case.
NACOB has admonished the public to desist from delivering parcels for and on behalf of others, as it has been the conduit for trafficking drugs.
NACOB also urged the public to voluntarily provide information leading to the successful arrest of persons suspected to be indulging in nefarious activities especially in narcotic related acts.