Two Nigeriens fined GH¢90,000 each for selling tramadol


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By Isaac Newton Tetteh, GNA   

Ashaiman, Oct. 25, GNA- Two Nigeriens, Ali
Haruka, 48 years and Almu Bandon, 50 years, have been fined GH¢90,000 each by
the Ashaiman District Circuit Court for trading in illicit drugs including
tramadol.

Haruna and Bandon who were sentenced by the
court on October 19, this year would serve a 15-year jail term each if they
default in the payment of the

By Isaac Newton Tetteh, GNA   

Ashaiman, Oct. 25, GNA- Two Nigeriens, Ali
Haruka, 48 years and Almu Bandon, 50 years, have been fined GH¢90,000 each by
the Ashaiman District Circuit Court for trading in illicit drugs including
tramadol.

Haruna and Bandon who were sentenced by the
court on October 19, this year would serve a 15-year jail term each if they
default in the payment of the fine. 

The court presided over by, Mr. Gabriel
Mate-Teye, found them guilty in accordance with section 118 (1) of the Public
Health Act 2002 Act 851, which made trading in drugs without authorization
unlawful.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Divine
Yaw Asia, prosecuting, told the court that, on October 10, 2017 at about 17:30
hours GMT the Police received a tip off on some persons trading in illicit
drugs including tramadol at Old Tulaku in the Ashiaman Municipality.

DSP Asiam added that police personnel were
dispatched to the place and Haruna and Bando were arrested at their shop which
they were using as a front for the illegal drug peddling.

He indicated that a large quantity of illicit
drugs were retrieved from the convicts which were sent for test at the Food and
Drugs Board.

GNA


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