Malawian, Grace Sauti-Phiri, was on December 21 2015 arrested at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Ghana by Operatives of the Narcotics Control Board for allegedly importing heroin.
According to information available on www.myjoyonline.com and www.ghanaweb.com, the accused, an Agricultural Gender Roles and Responsibility Officer (Agresso), was arraigned before an Accra Circuit Court and has been remanded at Nsawam Prison until January 8 2016.
The online publications report that Sauti-Phiri was arrested at about 11.30am when she disembarked an Ethiopian Airlines flight number ET921 from Malawi.
The reports indicate that interrogations revealed that the contraband was found in a luggage logged ET 331006, which Sauti-Phiri said was given to her by one Samuel Onyeba Imo, a Nigerian to deliver to one Val, another Nigerian residing in Ghana.
The websites are quoting prosecution team as saying Sauti-Phiri claimed ownership of the bag.
A search in the bag revealed quantities of white powdery substance, which was field-tested and proved to be heroin.
Presiding officer Aboagye Tandoh has since charged Sauti-Phiri with importation of narcotic drug without licence from the Ministry of Health and possessing narcotic drug without lawful authority. n