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Audio: ‘Cocaine woman’ pleads guilty to drug trafficking


Audio: ‘Cocaine woman’ pleads guilty to drug trafficking

imagesThe woman at the centre of the 12.5 kilogram cocaine bust in the UK, Nayele Ametefeh, has pleaded guilty to the charge of drug trafficking.

Nayele, alias Ruby Appiah appeared before the Isleworth Crown Court presided over by His Honour Judge Edmunds QC.

The trial which was via a video link from Her Majesty’s Prison, Bronzefield, did not last more than 10 minutes.

The case has been adjourned to January 5, 2014.

Nayele Ametefeh was arrested on November 10 at the Heathrow Airport after attempting to enter the UK with the cocaine in her hand luggage.

She was subsequently charged with Class A drug trafficking and was arraigned before the Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday November 11 and remanded in prison custody.

Meanwhile, a total of 12 people have been arrested in Ghana in connection with the case.

They include the two ladies; Nana Akua Amponsah and Sadalia Sandra Nuhu who reportedly traveled with Nayele but absconded after the latter was nabbed by the Police in the UK.

Also, three public officials have been charged with abetment of crime; exportation of narcotic drugs, contrary to sections 56 (c) and 1 (1) of the Narcotic Drugs (Control, Enforcement and Sanctions) Act, 1990 (PNDC law 236).

They are a Deputy Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abiel Ashitey Armah, Theophilus Kissi of the Research Department attached to the VVIP Lounge at the Kotoka International Airport and Abubakar Ahmed, a civil servant.

They have been remanded in prison custody and are to reappear in court on December 11.




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