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US Army Major , Kojo Dartey , Convicted For Smuggling Guns Into Ghana, Faces 20 Years Behind Bars

42-year-old officer stationed at Fort Liberty faces a maximum sentence of 240 months, to be decided on July 23, 2024.

The conviction stems from a collaborative effort between US and Ghanaian authorities, exposing an international arms trafficking operation.

Dartey, the officer, faces charges including firearms dealing without a license, smuggling goods, and making false statements. US Attorney Michael Easley commended the cooperation between agencies, including the Ghana Revenue Authority and the International Cooperation Unit Office of the Attorney-General of Ghana.

The involvement of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) further highlighted the significance of the joint investigation in combatting illegal activities.

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During the trial, evidence showed Dartey’s involvement in acquiring firearms and directing their shipment to Ghana.

The firearms, concealed in blue barrels with household items, were intercepted by the Ghana Revenue Authority.

Additionally, Dartey’s role in another trial, where he misled law enforcement and lied under oath about personal matters, led to further charges, emphasizing the complexities of the case.

Major Kojo Dartey went viral 2 years ago following an interview with Kofi Adomah Nwanwanii.

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