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The police in Sunyani have arrested a 23-year-old woman, Sakina Mustapha, for attempting to smuggle a substance suspected to be cocaine to an inmate in the Sunyani Prisons.
According to the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Prisons, ASP. Johann Nii Narh Nartey, Ms. Mustapha, who is suspected to be a member of a drug syndicate, was arrested on Monday at the Sunyani Central Prison with the substance when she visited a prisoner in custody, Taufik Mohammed—who is serving a 10-year jail term with hard labour for drug offences.
Speaking to Accra based Citi FM, ASP Nartey added that upon thorough search, 99 pieces of substances suspected to be cocaine wrapped in cigarette foil were found on her.
“Upon interrogation, she disclosed that the parcel was given to her by a friend of the prisoner whom she claimed she did not know previously, and who had earlier on called her on phone upon request from the convict to meet her at an arranged location to collect a parcel meant for the inmate. She also stated that, she has no previous knowledge of the content of the parcel she was carrying” said ASP Nartey.
The suspect, he said, had been handed over to the Sunyani Divisional Police for further investigation.
On his part, the Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Supt. Sampson Bandin confirmed the arrest, disclosing that investigation had already commenced and that the suspect would be arraigned before court soon.