Five Ghanaians are in the grips of Dubai authorities for allegedly transporting parcels of Marijuana (Weed) into the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Consulate of Ghana in the UAE confirmed the arrest of the five suspects in a communiqué.
According to the Ghanaian authorities, the suspects were picked up at the Dubai International Airport between the month of January and March 2021 for trying to traffic the substance into the Western Asian country.
THE CUSTODIAN has learnt that one of the suspects has already been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.
The Consulate bemoan that, “The sad part of it is that, all the parcels containing the weed were given to them by the agents in Ghana who acquired the UAE visa for them with instructions to them to give the parcels to their counterpart agents in the UAE on arrival. It is also interesting to know that the weed is normally hidden in food items.
It may also interest you to know that currently all the five people are in police intention. One of them has since been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, probably for carrying weed he was not aware of and weed that someone else would have benefited from” the statement added.
In this regard, the Consulate has cautioned Ghanaian passengers and their families to avoid taking parcels and other materials from agents or other persons to deliver in the UAE expect if they can inspect and ascertain the true content of the items.