DETROIT (WWJ) – A citizen of Ghana was found guilty of importing more than one kilo of heroin into the United States.
The announcement Tuesday from U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade says Emmanuel Gyamfi arrived at Detroit Metro Airport from Ghana in January of last year, where border protection officers discovered his suitcase contained a false bottom.READ MORE: Michigan Reports 5,616 New COVID-19 Cases, 68 Deaths
McQuade says that bottom concealed the drugs, worth about $140,000.READ MORE: Detroit Police Seek Assistance Locating Suspect Wanted For Critical Assault
Gyamfi, 49, was convicted after a one-week trial.MORE NEWS: FBI Asks Public's Help After Explosives Found In N. Michigan
The jury found Gyamfi guilty of one count of importation of a controlled substance and one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.