Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 28 June 2012

Source: GNA

Mason remanded for allegedly selling ‘’lacka’’

A Kumasi Circuit Court has remanded a mason into prison custody for allegedly selling local gin mixed with marijuana, popularly referred to as “lacka.”

Yaw Frimpong, 21, alias “Blackman” is facing the charge of doing prohibited business related to narcotics and pleaded not guilty. He will reappear on July 10.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Doris Amewu told the court presided over by Justice D.W.P. Amedior that the accused was arrested by officers from Police Drug Law Enforcement Unit on February 10, last year at Sokoban.

They had been monitoring him for some time.

They swooped on Frimpong right in the act of selling the substance in sachets to some customers.

Samples sent to the Ghana Standard Authority for testing proved that it had been laced with cannabis.**