Cocaine: Ghanaian, Guyanese jailed 35 years

An Accra High Court has sentenced two persons including a Ghanaian to a total of 35 years imprisonment for their roles in importing cocaine into the country.

They were found guilty on three counts of engaging in criminal conspiracy to commit offence, by engaging in business relating to narcotic drugs, importation of narcotic drugs without lawful authority and possessing narcotic drugs without lawful authority.

Miller Ronald O’Neil, a Guyanese and Seth Grant, a Ghanaian, were therefore sentenced 20 and 15 years respectively on each count to run concurrently.

However, three others, who were also involved are expected to appear in court on January 10, to stand trial on the alleged offenses levelled against them

The five were arrested in Sekondi in the Western region aboard a Guyanese ship containing 21 bags of substances, which the Ghana Standard Authority’s testing has proven positive for cocaine, which has a street value of 50 million dollars.

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