Bad Egg: Nigerian man arrested in Ghana for smuggling Indian hemp

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The suspected Indian hemp smuggler

A 38-year-old Nigerian man has been arrested in Ghana with 154 parcels of Indian hemp concealed in bales of used clothes.

A 38-year-old Nigerian man, Orji Ogbonnaya, has been arrested by the police in Ghana for allegedly attempting to smuggle 154 parcels of compressed dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp to the country concealed in bales of used clothes.

Ghana News Online reports that the Abia State-born Ogbonnaya was arrested with the drugs concealed in the second-hand clothing which was packed in 'Ghana must go' bags for onward transportation to Nigeria.

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Briefing journalists on the arrest of the suspect in Accra, the Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, ASP Effia Tenge, the police received a tip-off about some people trying to smuggle Indian hemp to Nigeria and proceeded to the scene at Darkuman junction in Accra.

ASP Tenge added that when the police arrived at the warehouse where the narcotics were kept, 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 Tenge, the police counted 154 parcels of compressed dried leaves and tests conducted on them showed they were Indian hemp.

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During 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.



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