Cocaine woman pleads guilty in London

The Ghanaian woman caught carrying 12.5kg of cocaine into the United Kingdom has pleaded guilty to all the charges leveled against her in a court in London on Thursday.
Nayele Ametefeh, alias Ruby Appiah, pleaded guilty to carrying cocaine to the UK.
Ghana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hannah Tetteh in an interview said that Nayele Ametefeh told officials from Ghana’s High Commission in the UK that she was given what she believed to be gold by an unknown person while on a British Airways flight from Accra to the UK.
Ms Ametefeh appeared before the Crown Court at Isleworth on Thursday via video link. The case has been adjourned to January 5. Ametefeh’s arrest and subsequent trial have generated huge controversy in Ghana.
The Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) has come under intense criticism for failing to prevent the drugs from leaving the country even though it claims it collaborated with the British government on this bust.
Official reports indicate she managed to travel with the huge quantity of cocaine through the VIP lounge at the Kotoka International Airport.
The Minority in parliament have called for a bi-partisan inquiry into how Ametefeh gained access to the VIP lounge.

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