A Koforidua Circuit Court presided over by Janet Animah Marfo today Wednesday, 16 May, 2018 convicted six persons made up of five females and a male to a total fine of GhC18,000 and in default serve five years prison.
The six persons fined by the court were into the trading of restricted drugs including tramadol, aphrodisiac and unapproved cosmetics have been fined GhC3000 each or in default to serve a sentence of five years each.
Before their sentence pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of restricted drugs without lawful authority.
According to the judge she applied the minimum sentence stipulated in the provision based on a plea by the defense counsel.
The convicts are William Murphy, 32, Shakira Mohammed, 24, Irene Boateng, 35, Evelyn Ama Asantewaa,48, Amina Sulemana,35, and Taufikatu Belson,35 – all traders and residents of New Juaben Municipality.
Meanwhile, the first accused person, Emmanuel Kofi Oppong, 42, who is currently on the run is been place on wanted list after the court has issued arrest warrant for failing to appear before court.