According to verified Information reaching Ghanaontheglobe.com, a Ghanaian has been sentenced to ten(10) years imprisonment in Dubai for carrying weed.
A release by the Consulate General of Ghana in Dubai has indicated that the man who arrived from Ghana to Dubai was not aware that a parcel been given to him contained the Weed until he was busted and arrested.
Already five additional people have been arrested in relation to this matter. A statement by the Consulate General of Ghana to Dubai States,
“THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF GHANA IN DUBAI WISHES TO ANNOUNCE FOR THE INFORMATION OF ALL GHANAIANS IN THE UAE THAT IT HAS, IN RECENT TIMES RECEIVED INFORMATION ABOUT SOME ARRESTS OF PERSONS AT THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TRYING TO TRAFFIC MARIJUANA (WEED) INTO THE UAE.
IT MAY INTEREST YOU TO KNOW THAT BETWEEN JANUARY AND MARCH 2021, FIVE (5) PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AT THE DUBAI AIRPORT IN CONNECTION WITH THIS MATTER. THE SAD PART OF IT IS THAT, ALL THE PARCELS CONTAINING THE WEED WERE GIVEN TO THEM BY THE 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.
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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 BENEFITED FROM. IN THIS REGARD, THE CONSULATE GENERAL WISHES To
ADVISE EVERYONE WHO HAS A RELATIVE COMING FROM GHANA TO DUBAI, TO INFORM THEM NEVER TO TAKE ANY MESSAGE/PARCEL FROM AGENTS OR ANY OTHER PERSON TO BRING TO DUBAI EXCEPT IF THEY CAN INSPECT AND ASCERTAIN THE TRUE CONTENT OF THE MESSAGE/PARCEL. WARM REGARDS.”