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Tema Port: Customs impounds container suspected to be loaded with firearms

Officials of Customs at the Tema Port are re-examining a container suspected to be carrying firearms.

The container loaded with a cache of firearm was detained by officials at the Port after suspicions were raised on the consignment.

Reports say, officers from Customs, the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) and Port Security provided protection for the container overnight following the detention.

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.

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

The container went through an image analysis at the container scan point at the Tema Port at about 10 am on Thursday.

Following the images recording 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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