Two men said to be in their 30’s have run into trouble with the law over the alleged importation of weapons from Turkey, intercepted at the terminal three of the Tema Port.
Their names have been given as Eric Nana Amissah and Abdulai Alhassan Asmin and the pair are being held by the security agencies to assist investigations.
These arms, which are not covered by the interior ministry’s authorization license, have been packed in three bags and have been hidden among personal effects in a 40-footer container, which was going to be cleared at the Tema Port.
Preventive officers of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) became suspicious – sensed that there might be something not right when the 40-footer container, carrying the hidden firearms was not able to pass the risk assessment system during the scanning process and was placed on the “red channel”.
The preventive officers at this point decided to conduct physical examination of the container and its content and that was when the arms were uncovered, hidden among personal effects.
Documents covering the container show that Amissah and Asmin, who are being questioned by the Marine Police Unit at Tema were supposed to take delivery of the cargo.
The 61 pieces of foreign-made weapons are now in safe custody – being kept in the armory of the customs division and under police guard.
The preventive officers of the customs division of the GRA intercepted the imported arms on last Saturday, November 27, 2021.
According to a source familiar with the police investigation into the arms importation, the container was shipped from Turkey to the country by one Owusu Ansah, a Ghanaian, who is a shipper who is based in Turkey.
The cargo was to be received by Amissah and Asmin. Amissah is said to be a part owner of the goods in the 40-footer container and reportedly travelled to Turkey.
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