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An Accra Circuit Court on Monday remanded Joseph Norvixoxo, a tiler, for allegedly possessing 20 compressed substance suspected to be narcotic drugs.

Norvixoxo, 28 years, denied the charge and will make his next appearance on January 11, 2019.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) George Amegah told the Court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh that the Prosecution witnesses were Police Officers with the National High Patrol Department.

On December 9, this year, the personnel were on duty along the Accra-Tema Motorway.

The Prosecution said about 0200 hours, they spotted the accused from a distance of about 100 meters from their duty post carrying a multi-coloured box and they became suspicious of his movement.

DSP Amegah said the Police Officers ordered him to stop and asked him to open the box for inspection of which he obliged.

He said upon inspection the officers found 20 compressed slabs of substance suspected to be narcotic drug, DSP Amegah added.

The Prosecution said when questioned, Norvixoxo claimed he seized the box from one Tonash, who owes him GHC1,200.00.

He said, the accused together with the exhibit were handed over to the Drug Law Enforcement Unit of the Ghana Police Service for investigations.

In his caution statement, the accused maintained that he seized the item from Tonash to be released only when his money was paid but had since failed to lead the police to the said person, DSP Amegah continued.

Meanwhile, the exhibit has been sent to the Forensic Laboratory for examination.

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