Court remands three suspected drug peddlers

A Takoradi Circuit Court “A”, on Wednesday, remanded three suspected drug peddlers in custody for possessing narcotic drugs without authority.

They are Samuel Quarcoe, 23, Eric Agyemang, 18, both fishermen and Victoria Addae, 23, who works for a private security firm in Takoradi.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Kumah Mensah told the court, presided over Mr Kwasi Boakye that, on June 24, this year, the Drug Law Enforcement Unit of the Police Service undertook a dawn swoop at a ghetto at European Town, a suburb of Sekondi and arrested the accused persons.

He said the police retrieved 75 wrapped pieces of whitish substance suspected to be cocaine as well as large quantities of dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp from the suspects.

Although Agyemang and Quaicoe accepted that, the dry leaves and the whitish substances were retrieved from their pockets, they did not have any idea how they got there since they (suspects) were al sleep at the time of the arrest.

The only female among them, Victoria Addae said she only visited her boyfriend at the ghetto and that she does not smoke Indian hemp.

The court adjourned proceedings to July 20 for further hearing.

Source: GNA

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