Businessman remanded for possessing narcotic drugs.

Mr. David Asante-Apeatu -IGP

Mr. David Asante-Apeatu -IGP

The Accra Circuit Court “one” yesterday remanded a middle-aged businessman in police custody for allegedly possessing narcotic drugs.

Frimpong pleaded not guilty to the charge of possessing narcotic drugs without lawful authority, but he was remanded until April 20, 2017.

Kwasi Frimpong was arrested by personnel of the Accra Central Police Command at Tudu in the central business district, when he was found holding a multi-coloured polythene bag upon a tip-off that some men were dealing in illegal drugs in the area.

Chief Superintendent Duuti Tuaruka, told the court that a search in the polythene bag revealed an oval powdery substance suspected to be cocaine.

But the accused told the judge, Mr. Aboagye Tandoh, that his (accused’s) cousin, by name Evans, visited him and left the polythene bag with its contents, so he called him (Evans) on phone to come for the bag.

Chief Sup Tuaruka said that the police arrested Frimpong when he was in the process of handing over the bag to Evans.

Meanwhile, the substance has been taken to the Crime Laboratory for analytical examination and report, while efforts are being made to arrest Evans.

 

By Castro Zangina-Tong

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