Two persons have been remanded into prison custody by a Tarkwa circuit court for having in their possession 122 parcels and two sacks of dried leaves suspected to be cannabis sativa (Indian hemp).
The pleas of Benjamin Akwabeng, unemployed, 39, and Kwaku Yeboah, a 25-year-old driver, were not taken and they will re-appear on March 13.
Prosecuting, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Albert Adiita, told the court presided over by Mr. Samuel Obeng Diawuo that on February 11 police on duty on the Asankrangwa/Sefwi Bekwai main road spotted a taxi approaching and when they signaled it to stop the driver sped off.
He said the driver was pursued and the driver stopped and fled together with the two occupants.
DSP Adiita said when the vehicle was brought to the police and a thorough search was conducted on it, 122 parcels and two fertilizer sacks filled with dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp (cannabis sativa) was found.
The Prosecutor said on that same day the first accused person came from Sefwi Bekwai in the company of the second accused to identify the taxi and claimed ownership of the of the vehicle.
According to DSP Aditta when Benjamin was questioned, he told the police that the vehicle was driven by the third accused person Doku now at large.
He said further checks conducted on the vehicle discovered a driver’s license bearing the name of Benjamin.