Ghanaian man hanged to death at Singapore for drug trafficking

Ghanaian man hanged to death at Singapore for drug trafficking

- Singaporean officials have hanged to death a Ghanaian for drug trafficking

- Billy smuggled hard drugs to Singapore but was caught at the airport as Kumasi

- Ghana's foreign affairs ministry is yet to comment on the issue

A 39-year old Ghanaian man has been killed by hanging at Singapore for smuggling and peddling hard drugs.

Billy Agbozo, who has been on trial since 2013, was hanged to death by authorities from Singapore after a court ruling.

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YEN.com.gh has gathered that Billy Agbozo traveled by air from Accra, Ghana to Dubai on April 4, 2013, before boarding a plane bound for Singapore. He arrived at Singapore's Changi Airport the next day and planned to spend five nights in the Asian country.

He was immediately stopped by border security there who inspected his belongings which included a black haversack and a red-and-black suitcase.

In the course of the search, a substance was discovered containing 1.63kg of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of about $135,600. It has been revealed that Billy's accomplice could also be Ghanaian as recorded interviews show how he spoke in fluent Twi with one of his dealers.

This discovery of the substance led to his immediate arrest as he was found guilty of illegally importing controlled drugs under Singapore's Misuse of Drugs Act.

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So far, the foreign affairs minister has not commented on the matter as checks show that Billy's earlier petition to the president and the Court of Appeal were all not answered. The laws in Singapore state that trafficking more than 15 grams of heroin results in a mandatory death sentence.

Despite various calls for the death sentence at Singapore to be abolished, it remains clear that the developed nation stays true to its resolve to check crime no matter the legal implications.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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