CUSTOMS DESTROYS SMUGGLED CIGARETTES, INDIAN HEMP

Please follow and like us:

  • 0
  • Share
CUSTOMS DESTROYS SMUGGLED CIGARETTES, INDIAN HEMP.

The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) yesterday destroyed seized foreign cigarettes and dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, estimated to cost GH¢136,880, at the Fuo Landfill Site in Tamale.

The items destroyed were seized by customs officials at the various entry points in the region last year.

The exercise was witnessed by officials from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),  Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), the Police, the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) and the Tamale Metropolitan Assembly (TaMA).Entry points

The Northern Region has three official entry points with Togo at Bunkpurugu, Tatale and Wujuga.

Briefing the Daily Graphic after the exercise, the Tamale  Sector Commander of the Customs Division of the GRA, Dr Godfred Okoh-Appiah, said the dried leaves were said to have a street value of GH¢75,000 while the substandard foreign cigarettes were also valued at GH¢61,880, bringing the total value of the items destroyed to GH¢136,880.

He added that the items were abandoned by smugglers who were being pursued by customs officers at the various entry points in the region in 2016.

Unapproved routes

Dr Okoh-Appiah said the region had several unapproved routes which made patrolling difficult, especially in the dry season, but the officers were on high alert on the ground to clamp down on smugglers of contraband goods into the country through the various entry points.

He added that the command had intensified public education on the importation of goods by road through the various entry points in the region from neighbouring Togo.

He advised those who buy vehicles from Togo and bring them into the country by road through the region to consult with his office before doing so in order not to fall victim to unscrupulous individuals.

BY: SAMUEL DUODU.

DISCLAIMER: “The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not neccessarily reflect those of  Ghana Media World. The contents of this article are of sole responsibility of the author(s).  Ghana Media World will not be responsible or liable for any inaccurate or incorrect statements contained in this article.” © GHANAMEDIAWORLD.COM

HAVE A SAY. WHAT DO YOU THINK? DROP COMMENTS!

SOURCE:  WWW.GHANAMEDIAWORLD.COM

@ghanamediaworld on Twitter / lnstagram  ghanamediaworld

Do you have a story for The Ghanameiaworld Online news team? Email us at ghanamediaworld@gmail.com Or call us:

THE NEWS ITEMS ARE REAL  AND WE ARE NOT FAKE MEDIA,WE ARE HERE  FOR YOU  BECAUSE OF  TRUELY MEDIA. IF NOT BECAUSE OF YOU, WE CANNOT BE GHANA MEDIA WORLD. OR WHAT WE HAVE REACH TO BE NOW.WE PUBLISH WHAT IS TRUELY INSIDE THE MEDIA OF THE WORLD FROM JOURNALIST NEWS,MEDIA NEWS AND FROM THE PEOPLE WE GET THE REAL NEWS FROM AND TO GHANA MEDIA WORLD, WITHOUT HIDDEN THINGS FROM YOU AND FROM THE TRUTH THAT WE GET FROM MEDIA AND JOURNALIST.AND ALSO SOMEWHERE WE GET TO KNOWN.OUR MEDIA PAGE IS STILL NOT COMPLETED,THERE IS A LOTS TO BE DONE IN GHANA MEDIA WORLD PAGE.FOR THE MEAN TIME WE PUBLISHED NEWS,WE ADVERTISE FOR PEOPLE,ETC.LISTEN TO MANY RADIO STATIONS IN OUR PAGE BY CLICK.

READ MORE @ WWW.GHANAMEDIAWORLD.COM

CONTACT OF MEDIA AND ADVITISED IN OUR WEBPAGE ,IF YOU NEED PROFECTIONALS RADIO STATION LIVE STREAMING FOR BROADCASTING TOOLS PLUS WEBPAGE,DOMAIN,WE ARE NUMBER ONE PROFECTIONALS TO HELP YOU,FOR QUETIONS,DONATIONS,CONTACT OUR E-MAIL ADDRESS  ghanamediaworld@gmail.com

SHARE OUR PAGE AND LIKE US IN FACEBOOK,INSTAGRAM,WHATSAPP,PINTEREST,YOUTUBE,LINKEDIN.

WE ARE NUMBER ONE TRUELY MEDIA.

 

Facebook Comments

Please follow and like us:

  • 0
  • Share

SHARE THIS:

Comment Below

comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.