PRESS RELEASE – 11th October, 2020.
SEIZURE OF ARMS AND AMMUNITION AT THE TEMA PORT
The attention of the Ghana Revenue Authority has been drawn to information being circulated in the media about a consignment of goods that was seized by the Customs Division at the Tema port on Friday 9th October 2020.
The Customs Division of the GRA wishes to put on record that:
The Ghana Revenue Authority finds it worrying, mischievous and premature any information that seeks to imply that the seized ammunition is being kept for onward release to some ‘big men’. The outcome of the investigations by the Police on the restricted items will be made public when it is concluded.
The Authority uses this opportunity to caution all importers that the importation of arms and ammunition can be carried out only with a permit by the Ministry of Interior and these items must be declared on importation. We also assure the general public that the Customs Division will not relent on its regulatory duties at the nation’s ports and other points of entry to ensure the safety of all citizens.
FLORENCE ASANTE (MRS)
COMMUNICATION & PUBLIC AFFAIRS