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Man gets 10-year prison term for cocaine smuggling attempt in Ghana

In order to maintain public safety, the NACOC reiterated its dedication to shielding the populace from the use and trafficking of illegal narcotics.

Sections 40(1) and 41(1) of Act 1019 of the Narcotics Control Commission Act 2020 continue to forbid the possession, use, and transit of illegal narcotics without a valid permit, the Commission stressed.

The statement made a strong case for public awareness of the dangers and repercussions of offences involving drug use and transportation.

Pascal Okafor Ezugwu has been sentenced to ten years in prison by the Criminal Division of the Accra High Court for his attempt to smuggle 1.54 kilogrammes of cocaine out of Ghana.

At Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Accra, on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, Ezugwu, a 32-year-old Nigerian, was taken into custody following the expulsion of ninety thumb-sized cocaine pellets.

In default, Ezugwu, who was sentenced on May 3 and fined GH¢1,200,000, will serve an extra three years in prison, according to a statement released by the Narcotic Control Commission’s (NACOC) Public Affairs Directorate.

The exhibit’s destruction, according to the Commission, was also mandated by the court and was to be overseen by all relevant parties in the presence of the court registrar, state prosecutors, and defence attorneys.

Ezugwu was brought before the High Court, according to the statement, where he entered a guilty plea to each of the three counts. Based on his own plea, he was found guilty and given a sentence.

In order to maintain public safety, the NACOC reiterated its dedication to shielding the populace from the use and trafficking of illegal narcotics.

Sections 40(1) and 41(1) of Act 1019 of the Narcotics Control Commission Act 2020 continue to forbid the possession, use, and transit of illegal narcotics without a valid permit, the Commission stressed.

The statement made a strong case for public awareness of the dangers and repercussions of offences involving drug use and transportation.