A 36-year-old unemployed woman has been arrested by prison wardens at Ankaful Maximum Security Prison at Cape Coast in the Central Region in her bid to smuggle dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp into the male section for an inmate.
The suspect, one Felicia Asamoah, a resident of Kumasi, was reported to have concealed the contraband product in a rubber sandals meant for one Kwame Adu, who is serving 65 years imprisonment, for robbery.
According to the prison officials, Felicia, on arrival at the checkpoint, was mandated to go through screening before whatever she was holding could be handed over to the inmate.
In the process, it was uncovered that the pair of bathroom sandals she was bringing to the inmate had been tampered with. Security officers at the gate cut open the slippers and found quantities of the wrapped substance embedded in them.
Upon interrogation, she claimed she was sent by her husband, George Kumah, who is a brother to the inmate to deliver the consignment.
She has since been handed over to the Elmina police to assist in investigations.
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