A farmer, 34, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by an Aflao Circuit Court for possessing dried leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp.

Kudzordzi Mensah, pleaded guilty before the court presided over by Alhaji Ali Baba Abature.

Mr. Seth Appau, a Police Chief Inspector told the court that about noon on November 18, this year, the convict, who lives at Aflao, tried to cross the “Beat Nine’’ entry point to Lome, Togo.

He said upon suspicion, a Narcotic Control Board (NACOB) personnel on duty there searched through the bag of the convict and found a half slab and 22 wraps of dried leaves suspected to be Indian-Hemp.

Mr. Appau said the convict claimed he was given the substance by someone in Ghana to deliver to another in Lome but failed in helping the police in tracing those persons.

The court has meanwhile ordered the destruction of the exhibit by a team from the court and officials from the Narcotics Control Board.


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