A Ghanaian socialite named Nayele Ametefe also known as Ruby Adu-Gyamfi, who is said to be very highly placed in Ghana was arrested at Heathrow Airport, London on November 10th for drug trafficking.
Nayele was arrested shortly after arriving on a flight from Accra, Ghana, carrying 12 kilograms of cocaine worth £3.5million ($5 million) and £6, 063 cash. She was also reported to have been in possession of multiple passports including a Ghanaian passport and an Austrian passport.
She was charged to court the following day for attempting to import a class A drug. She was however remanded in custody until her next appearance at Isleworth Crown Court which is on Thursday, 27th November.
In another twist, Daily Graphic reports that an Assistant Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Regional Integration in Ghana, Abiel Ashitey Armah has been arrested over the Nayele Ametefeh cocaine saga.
Two others, Theophilus Kissi of the Research Department who was attached to the VVIP Lounge at the Kotoka International Airport and one Abubakar Ahmed has also been arrested for allegedly aiding Nayele to transport the cocaine.