Customs officials intercept 3 assault rifles hidden in a package at Tema Port

Customs officials intercept 3 assault rifles hidden in a package at Tema Port

  • Customs officials at the Tema Port have intercepted three assault rifles
  • They were concealed in a consolidated cargo declared as containing personal effects and vehicles
  • They were detected yesterday, June 17, 2021, during checks on the consignment from the United States of America

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News reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that some customs officials at the Tema Port have intercepted three assault rifles concealed in consolidated cargo declared as containing personal effects and vehicles.

According to a Graphic.com.gh report, the rifles are made up of a 10-millimetre Aero Survival Rifle, fitted with binoculars, an HK 416 semi-automatic rifle, and a 4 x 32 premium scope cross bolts dead silent rifle.

They were detected yesterday, June 17, 2021, during checks on the consignment from the United States of America.

Assault rifles intercepted at Tema Port
Customs officials intercept 3 assault rifles hidden in a package at Tema Port Photo credit: Graphic.com.gh and modified by author
Source: UGC

The container had on board four vehicles and personal effects loaded in blue barrels, one of which was found to be holding the weapons.

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No permit available

The principal revenue officer of the Ghana Revenue Authority in charge of the Golden Jubilee Car Park at the Tema Port, Cyril Ekahe, said the importation of the weapons contravened customs regulations.

He said the importers of the weapon were supposed to secure the necessary permits before bringing them into the country.

He said the diligence of the examination officer led to the detection of the weapons since the container scanners were usually not able to vividly determine nor isolate items in containers arriving at the ports

Arrest

An agent, Bernard Adjei Kwarteng, who processed the container for clearing has currently been arrested and is assisting in investigations.

A seizure notice has also been placed on the weapons and conveyed to the state warehouse facility at the port.

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It is being reported that one of the young men who were seen in a viral video on June 15, 2021, warning Ghanaians to run away from them has been arrested.

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A picture that shows a policeman handcuffing a man who looks like one of the gentlemen is going round on social media as 'proof' that the police went after the duo.

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