A 35-year-old woman has been arrested at the Ankaful Maximum Security Prison after attempting to smuggle a substance suspected to be marijuana to an inmate.

The suspect, Memuna Mahama was said to have compressed the illegal drug in 15 tins of Mackerel for easy transportation, Accra-based Adom FM reports.

According to the Public Relations Officer for the Ankaful Prison, ASP Daniel Machator, Memuna brought some items including the supposed mackerel but later realised upon opening the tins that they contained marijuana which were factory sealed.

He said Memuna, upon interrogation, indicated that she was asked by an unknown person to deliver the said parcel to an inmate called Victor Owusu who is serving 110 years in prison.

Memuna has since been handed over to the Elmina police to assist in investigations.