TWO GHANAIAN FOOTBALLERS ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION

Two Ghanaian citizens, Ntini Twum Frank, 27 and Richard Dzifa Appiae, 28 believed to be footballers playing in Bangladesh’s football leagues, have been arrested reportedly along with 7,500 Yaba tablets in the city.

• Officer-in-charge of Bakalia Police Station Mohammad Nezam Uddin said the two Ghanaian citizens got down from a bus in Shah Amanat Bridge area around 2AM while going to Dhaka from Cox’s Bazar.

• Following their suspicious movement, police challenged them and recovered the Yaba pills from their possession after a search, he said, adding that law enforcers later detained them.


NTINI TWUM FRANK (RIGHT) AND RICHARD DZIFA APPIAE (LEFT)

Two Ghanaian citizens, Ntini Twum Frank, 27 and Richard Dzifa Appiae, 28 believed to be footballers playing in Bangladesh’s football leagues, have been arrested reportedly along with 7,500 Yaba tablets in the city.


HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN BANGLADESH HAVE BECOME HOOKED ON YABA - A MIXTURE OF METHAMPHETAMINE (ALSO KNOWN AS CRYSTAL METH) AND CAFFEINE SOLD AS CHEAP RED OR PINK PILLS. THE DRUG'S EASY AVAILABILITY AND THE CHAOS IT IS CAUSING IN BANGLADESH HAS RESULTED IN THE GOVERNMENT DECLARING A "ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICY" THAT SOME CLAIM INVOLVES SUMMARY EXECUTION BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES.

Officer-in-charge of Bakalia Police Station Mohammad Nezam Uddin said the two Ghanaian citizens got down from a bus in Shah Amanat Bridge area around 2AM while going to Dhaka from Cox’s Bazar.


Following their suspicious movement, police challenged them and recovered the Yaba pills from their possession after a search, he said, adding that law enforcers later detained them.


During interrogation, the two revealed that they were smuggling the drugs for one Mohammad Masud in the capital, the Officer-in-charge Mohammad Nezam Uddin said.


Following the information, police arrested Masud from Bashundhara Residential Area in the capital in the afternoon, he said.


Citing the Ghanaian nationals, Mohammad Nezam Uddin the Officer-in-charge said they are footballers and play in different football leagues in Bangladesh.





Source: Wentitrel Multimedia