Ghana’s Consulate-General in Dubai has said between January and March this year, some five Ghanaians have been arrested in the United Arab Emirates for attempting to traffick marijuana.
A statement issued on 21 April 2021 said: “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,” the statement added.
According to the statement, one of the five people has been sentenced to 10 years in jail, “probably for carrying weed he was not aware of and weed that someone else would have benefitted from”.
The consulate, therefore, advised persons travelling to the United Arab Emirates to be vigilant when accepting parcels to be delivered to others.
Read the full statement below: