Student before court for allegedly possessing cocaine
A 24-year-old female student who allegedly hid 32 pellets of substances suspected to be cocaine under her breasts, three in her vagina and anus, on Monday appeared before an Accra Fast Track High Court.
Evelyn Payin, a Ghanaian domiciled in Italy was alleged to have told Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) operatives that the drugs were given to her by her boyfriend to be given to someone in Italy for 3,500 dollars fee.
Facing charges of attempted exportation of narcotic drugs and possessing drugs without lawful authority, the court presided over by Mr Justice Charles Quist did not take her plea but remanded her into police custody until September 3.
Prosecuting, Mr Asiamah Sampong, Principal State Attorney told the court that accused holds an Italian passport number 327573 issued to her on April 2005.
Sometime in August, this year, Evelyn was arrested at Kotoka International Airport (KIA) on suspicion that she had narcotic substances on her.
Prosecution said accused was billed to travel on board an Alitalia Airlines flight number AZ 845 bound for Italy.
He said a search on her body by operatives of NACOB led to the discovery of 32 pellets of substances suspected to be cocaine hidden in a pair of socks, placed in an artificial brazier on her breast.
During interrogation, prosecution said Evelyn admitted the offence and added that she had inserted a big pellet in her anus and two pellets in her vagina.
She was escorted to NACOB Office and under a 24-hour observation, expelled the three pellets saying they were given to her by her boyfriend Nana Yaw Asumani to be given to someone for 3,500 dollars fee.
He said the accused, however, failed to accompany NACOB officials to her boyfriend’s residence to be arrested.
Prosecution said the drugs with gross weight of 800 grammes had been forwarded to Ghana Standards Board for analytical examination.