The Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) has begun a process to confiscate the property of Nayele Ametefe, who has been sentenced to eight years, eight months for trafficking 12.5 kilogramme of cocaine to London.
Officials of NACOB last Monday posted notices of confiscation on Nayele’s residence at East Legon in Accra as required by PNDC Law 263.
The law empowers NACOB officials who reasonably suspect that a property was acquired with drug money to confiscate it.
However, the family of Nayele resisted the action of the NACOB officials, leading to a scuffle between them.
A family member of Nayele, believed to be her mother is reported to have told the NACOB officials that they did not have any basis to confiscate the property because at the time they posted the notice the case was still being heard by a court in London.
Meanwhile, the NACOB officials yesterday lodged a complaint of assault against the family of Nayele at the Airport Police Station.
Airport Police Commander, Superintendent Yao Tettehgah told news men that the assault occurred when the NACOB official went to post seizure notices on the property believed to belong to Nayele.
Unhappy with the decision, and resisting the posting of the confiscation notice, the woman believed to be Nayele's mother attacked the NACOB official.
The woman was angered by attempts to take photographs of the building.
Nayele, also known Ruby Adu-Gyamfi was sentenced yesterday by the Isleworth Crown Court in London, United Kingdom, where she had on her first appearance pleaded guilty to the charge of Class A drug trafficking.
She would be required to serve half of the term in the UK, before she can apply for parole.
Prosecutors told the court that Nayele, also known as Ruby Adu-Gyamfi, had in her possession 12 kilogrammes of cocaine with a street value of £1.872 million when she was arrested. The substance had a purity level of 76 per cent.
They also told the court that the convict had $23,000 and an additional £6,000 in her handbag when she was arrested, saying the monies were payment for her services as a courier and a bonus for her trip from Ghana respectively.
Source: Daily Graphic
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