Officials of the Ghana High Commission in the United Kingdom are expected to visit Nayele Ametefeh, the woman who was arrested with cocaine in the United Kingdom(UK) on Tuesday.
Speaking to Peace FM morning show ‘Kokrokoo’, Victor Smith, Ghana’s High Commissioner to the UK, said Nayele has “not denied the fact that the forbidden items were found in her baggage”.
In a statement to the media, The Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) stated that “Ms. Nayele Ametefe was arrested on the 10th of November, 2014 through the collaborative effort of Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) and its British partners.
“On the 9th November, 2014, one Ms. Nayele Ametefeh boarded British Airways flight number BA 078 from Accra to London. She was arrested at Heathrow International Airport. She had flown on a first class ticket using travel miles on British Airways point. The ticket had been purchased on 8th October, 2014 and had been altered three times.”
It added: “In her possession she had two (2) suitcases. Only one (1) of the suitcases was checked in (Baggage tag number BA 059801) and nothing of interest was found. In the other suitcase which was believed to be hand carried onto the plane, 10kgs of cocaine was found among her clothing. The cocaine were wrapped in one kilo blocks. In her hand bag, she had further two (2) kilos (blocks).
Speaking further on the issue, Mr. Smith told host Kwami Sefa Kayi that Ms Nayale “was put in court and the court decided that they will give her till the 27 to re-appear before it…”
“I asked the British police if there was a diplomatic passport involved and they confirmed that there was no diplomatic passport with the lady…The moment we are told that somebody has been arrested carrying a Ghanaian passport, the first thing is to go and see the person and establish if the person is a Ghanaian. We are not going to defend the person…we don’t do that…We have arranged for some of our officials to go and have a 45 min talk with her…”
Click the audio to listen to the full interview
Source: Rebecca Addo Tetteh/Peacefmonline.com