Law enforcement officers at Dubai International Airport have reportedly arrested five Ghanaian nationals for allegedly possessing marijuana.
This was made known by the Ghana Consul in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a statement dated April 21, 2021.
The statement obtained by African Entertainment revealed that “between January and March 2021, five (5) people have been arrested at the Dubai Airport” in connection with marijuana.
According to the statement, “the sad part of it is that, all the parcels containing the weed were given to them by agents in Ghana who acquired the UAE visa for them, with instructions to them to give the parcels to their counterpart agents in the UAE on arrival.”
“It is also interesting to know that the weed is normally hidden in food items,” it explained.
It said “it may also interest you to know that currently all the five people are in police detention.”
“One of them has since been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, probably for carrying weed he was not aware of and weed that someone else would have benefitted from”, the statement indicated.
Below is the full statement
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