Nigerian jailed for exporting heroine

A Nigerian businessman who expelled 90 pellets of heroine was on Tuesday sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by an Accra High Court.

Oguntoyimbo Stephen Oyefemi, charged with attempted exportation and possessing narcotic drugs without lawful authority, pleaded guilty.

Mr Asiamah Sampong, Principal State Attorney (PSA) told the court presided over by Mr Justice Charles Quist that Oyefemi was arrested at the departure hall of Kotoka International Airport (KIA) by Narcotic Control Board (NACOB) operatives.

He said while going through departure formalities Oyefemi was accosted by the NACOB operatives on suspicion that he was carrying narcotic drugs.

Mr Sampong said Oyefemi, who was due to board a flight to Washington DC, was taken through the body scanner at KIA and the results showed that he had foreign materials in his stomach.

He said Oyefemi was therefore put under surveillance for 24 hours and he expelled 90 pellets of heroine.

Oyefemi told the NCOB operatives that he was transporting the drugs for a fee of 2.8 million naira to an unknown person in Washington DC and that sometimes he sold some of the drugs at Washington DC.

Mr Sampong said when the drugs were forwarded to the Ghana Standards Board for analytical examination it showed that it was heroine.

Source: GNA

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