Customs intercept rifles concealed in personal effects at Tema Port

Officials of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority have intercepted three rifles concealed in some consignments at the Golden Jubilee Terminal at the Tema Port.

The officials say the rifles were hidden in barrels declared as personal effects.

Speaking to Citi News, an Examination Officer with the Customs Division of GRA, Charles Okrah said the investigations are currently underway to unravel how the rifles were mixed up with the personal effects.

“We found three weapons concealed in a consignment. They were concealed in three barrels as part of personal effects. As an examination officer, it is our duty to examine every consignment to ensure that what a person has declared to Customs is the same as it is at the Port so that we can check what they have paid for as against what they have declared to us. It’s part of the job we do every day. We found three weapons. We have handed them over to my boss. Investigations are underway,” he added.

This comes on the back of heightened security in parts of the country following information picked up about a potential terrorist attack in Ghana.

There are reports of a potential terrorist attack in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region and Tamale in the Northern Region.

The Regional Security Council of the Upper East Region subsequently allayed the fears of the residents following the alert issued.

By: Elvis Washington

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