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General News of Thursday, 7 August 2014


Freed Eric Amoateng returns to Ghana

A former Ghanaian legislator, Eric Amoateng, who served a 10-year jail term in the United States, is expected to return home today, Thursday, August 7.

Information reaching indicates that the ex-legislator who represented the Nkoranza North constituency on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is arriving in a Delta Airline flight at exactly 1.30 pm.

According to officials at the Kotoka International Airport – Ghana’s only international airport – Amoateng, who was arrested in the United States on December 11, 2005 for illegal possession of 136 pounds of heroin with a street value of about six million dollars, is expected to be “interrogated” by Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) officials to keep track of his movement whiles in Ghana.

The state-owned Ghanaian Times earlier reported that a NACOB source had indicated that the procedure of filling the form was not peculiar to Amoateng alone, adding that it was a general guideline that every deportee on drug offences was supposed to follow.

The former MP served 10 years in US jail.