Nigerian businessman nabbed in Ghana trying to smuggle Indian hemp

Nigerian businessman nabbed in Ghana trying to smuggle Indian hemp

Orji Ogbonnaya, 38, was arrested in Ghana while trying to smuggle dried leaves believed to be Indian Hemp into Ghana.

Ogbonaya who is from Abia state, hid the Indian hemp in bales of used clothes (popularly called okrika) and reportedly told officials that he was a clothes dealer.

The suspect had rented a warehouse where he secretly deals in the substance.

Briefing journalists in Accra, the Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Mrs Effia Tenge, said the police had a tip-off about some people trying to smuggle Indian hemp to Nigeria and proceeded to the scene at Darkuman junction in Accra.

Nigerian nabbed in Ghana while trying to smuggle Indian Hemp hidden in used clothes

Nigerian nabbed in Ghana while trying to smuggle Indian Hemp hidden in used clothes

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She said when the police arrived at the warehouse, they saw a number of bags containing used clothes.

The officers then confiscated the bags and took them to the police station and when they were opened, the suspected narcotic was found.

According to Mrs Tenge, the police counted 154 parcels of compressed dried leaves concealed in second-hand clothing which was packed in "Ghana must go" bags.

Orji confessed to the police and identified mentioned one man named Goodman as his boss.

Orji confessed to the police and identified mentioned one man named Goodman as his boss.

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Upon interrogation, Ogbananya allegedly admitted the offence and told the police that the parcels belonged to a man he named only as Goodman, who is currently on the run.

Meanwhile, operatives of the NDLEA has intercepted a suspected police van loaded with over 700 tonnes of India hemp worth millions of naira in Kano.

This was made known to journalists on Wednesday, April 26 when they were conducted round the confisticated items at the state command of the agency.

Commander of the NDLEA in Kano, Hamza Umar, revealed that two suspects, including the driver were arrested in police uniforms.

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SOURCE: yen.com.gh

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