Photos and video emerge after Customs officials discover container with firearms

Photos and video emerge after Customs officials discover container with firearms

YEN.com.gh is in possession of photos and a video, which shows a container, suspected to have weapons hidden in it.

Information available suggests that Customs officials would undertake a physical re-examination of the container on Friday, May 10, 2019.

Officials from Customs, the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) and Port Security provided protection for the container overnight when it was detained on Thursday, May 9, 2019.

People gathered at a place

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Graphiconline.com reports that the description of the consignment, which came with a declaration permit labelled it as "hunting shotguns".

A photo of a vehicle

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However, information gathered within the Tema Command indicated that the consignment, which was in the name of Sadetex Limited as declarants, also has a Customs Classification Valuation Report (CCVR) covering a wide variety of firearms.

People gathered around a vehicle

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Source: UGC

This, therefore, drew the suspicion of the Command to conduct further investigations on the container, which has since been detained.

YEN.com.gh understands that the container went through an image analysis at the container scan point at the Tema Port at about 10 am on Thursday, May 9, 2019.

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Following the images recording of a variety of firearms different from the description on the declaration document, a decision was taken to re-examine the container before it was released to the owners.

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