Ghanaian pleads guilty to importing heroin conspiracy into US

A Ghanaian has pleaded guilty to conspiring to importing heroin into the United States, reports the Associated Press January 17, 2012 citing federal prosecutors.

According to court documents, 61 year-old Edward Macauley, also known as Cudjoe Opoku, led a heroin trafficking organization based in Ghana that recruited couriers to hide heroin in carry-on bags and wigs to smuggle into the US through Dulles International Airport in Washington DC.

He entered the plea Tuesday and faces a minimum of 10 years in prison at sentencing April 6, according to the AP report.

By Ekow Quandzie

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