Accra: Liberian drug trafficker arrested at KIA slapped with 10-year jail term by court


A Liberian national, Ms. Wolo Maikplay Margaret is set to spend years in prison in Ghana following her conviction by an Accra High Court.

The Liberian was arrested by Narcotics Control Commission (NACOC) officers on May 14, while transiting through Kotoka International Airport (KIA) from Monrovia to Bangkok-Thailand onboard Qatar Airways.

Following her arrest, a total of thirty (30) pellets containing cocaine weighing 277.2101grams were retrieved from beneath her breast and Vagina when the commission officials conducted a physical search on her.

Having been arraigned before an Accra High Court presided over by her Ladyship Justice Mary Ekua Yanzuh on Wednesday, August 31, Ms. Wolo Maikplay Margaret was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.

She was also fined ten thousand penalty units amounting to GHS12,000. In the case of a default, she will serve three years additional term.

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The judgment was given when the accused pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted exportation and possession of a narcotic drug without a Minister of Health licence, in violation of sections 36 and 37 of the Narcotics Control Commission Act, 2020 (Act 1019), respectively.

Meanwhile, the Narcotic Control Commission has issued a warning that the possession and attempted transportation of narcotic drugs is still illegal and punishable under domestic law.

In a statement, issued on Tuesday, the commission said it is focused and committed to keeping the influx and smuggling of all types of narcotic drugs to a bare minimum through collaboration with the relevant stakeholders.


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