Customs arrest smuggled goods concealed in cement

Customs arrest smuggled goods concealed in cement
Published: 05 December 2005

Ghana Customs and Excise have intercepted an articulated truck loaded with bags of cement but concealed in 1066 pieces of real wax prints and 32 dozens of under-wear smuggled from the Republic of Togo. The truck was heading to Accra from Aflao when it was intercepted by the Customs. The latest seizure adds to 18,897 pieces of wax prints with an estimated revenue value of 9.2 billion cedis intercepted within the Aflao sector since July this year when the ban on overland importation of wax prints took effect. Kofi Attah, 40, driver of the truck, which is the third vehicle to be intercepted at the checkpoint with wax prints concealed among bags of cement, is in custody assisting in investigations.