436 Pistols and ammunition illegally imported has been Intercepted at Tema Port
The National Communications Officer for the opposition National Democratic Congress, Sammy Gyamfi has alleged that 436 Pistols and ammunition illegally imported has been Intercepted at Tema Port.
According to Sammy Gyamfi’s statement, a consignment of 436 Pistols and ammunition were imported illegally into the country from Turkey and was intercepted and impounded at Tema Port on 9th October, 2020.
The information further added that, the pistols and ammunition had been concealed in a consignment of personal effects from Turkey and were Intercepted during a physical examination by Custom Officials at the Port and has been taken to the Tema Habour Police station.
Read the full Statement Signed by Sammy Gyamfi Below
Saturday, 10th October, 2020
It has come to the attention of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), that a consignment of 436 Pistols and ammunition imported illegally into the country from Turkey, was intercepted and impounded at Tema Port yesternight.
The pistols and ammunition which had been concealed in a consignment of personal effects from Turkey were found during physical examination by Custom Officials at the Port and taken to the Tema Habour Police station. As
Attached is a picture of the impounded weapons in a Pick-up Vehicle and the Police statement of the Clearing Agent that confirm the incident.
We are informed that the weapons have been taken back to the Ghana Revenue Authority’s Long Room Armoury at the Tema Port. We have picked intel that some unscrupulous persons are trying to get the weapons released.
While we commend the Customs Excise and Preventive Service unit at Tema port for acting swiftly to impound this consignment, we demand that they update the nation on this worrying development in the spirit of transparency. Ghanaians deserve to know who illegally imported the said pistols and ammunition into the country and for what purpose. More importantly, Ghanaians deserve to know the identity of the so-called “Big Men” who are pulling strings behind the scenes to get the consignment released.
Given the danger that these weapons can pose to the security of the nation in the wrong hands, we humbly appeal to the media to follow this story closely. We are watching!
Sammy Gyamfi Esq.
National Communication Officer, NDC