Prison officers have detained two people for trying to smuggle marijuana and drugs into the Ankaful prison in the Central region of Ghana.
The two perpetrators, a male and a female – John Mensah and Margaret Amponsah – were arrested after they buried the drugs in food intended for a prisoner, according to information gathered by EIB Network’s Central Regional Correspondent Yaw Boagyan.
Margaret Amponsah revealed that a man named Desmond Asamoah, who is thought to be the owner of the narcotic drugs, had dispatched them to deliver the food to a prisoner. It was not the first time, she said, that they had been sent to feed the prisoner.
The suspects said that the narcotics owner put the drugs in a sack and a Ghana must go bag and told them to give it to one John Mensah, but they didn’t figure out precisely what was in the bag, according to her.
When the prison officer arrived at the Ankaful prison, he wanted to investigate the contents of the package. They found earthenware, eggs, a pestle, wrapped food, and a few other things, but careful inspection revealed marijuana and cocaine concealed in the earthenware.
They were immediately apprehended and captured by the prison officer. During questioning, one of the victims confirmed that her husband had given her the products.
Four cellphones were also discovered concealed in one of the foods, and the suspect said she was unaware of the presence of narcotic substances in the food.
The event occurred early on Saturday, May 1, 2021.
PRO Supt. Vicent Ziniel, the Central Regional Prisons director, told EIB Network’s Central Regional Correspondent Yaw Boagyan that people had been attempting to smuggle drugs and other things into the prisons for prisoners.
Half of the people who want to smuggle drugs into the Ankaful jails, according to him, come from Mankessim in the Mfantseman Municipality.
Finally, he issued a public warning against importing narcotics drugs into the facility.