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Ghanaian Army Major in the US to face 20year jail term for smuggling guns to Ghana in barrels

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22 days ago
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Ghanaian Army Major in the U.S Kojo Owusu Dartey, age 42, currently assigned to Fort Liberty has been convicted by a U.S federal jury on charges of dealing in firearms without a license, delivering firearms without notice to the carrier, smuggling goods from the United States, illegally exporting firearms without a license, making false statements made to an agency of the United States, making false declarations before the court, and conspiracy.

He faces a maximum penalty of 20 years when sentenced on July 23, 2024.

"Through a partnership with Ghanaian officials, this rogue Army Major was convicted at trial after smuggling guns to Ghana in blue barrels of rice and household goods.

"I want to thank the Ghana Revenue Authority and the International Cooperation Unit Office of the Attorney-General of Ghana for their assistance in the investigation. I also commend the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) attachés to U.S.

"Embassy Accra and the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of International Affairs of the Department's Criminal Division for their significant assistance to this prosecution" U.S. Attorney Michael Easley said.

source: Theannouncergh.com