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Customs seizes 100 uncustomed vehicles in Ghana

Customs seizes 100 uncustomed vehicles in Ghana

TAKORADI: The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) in the Western Region has impounded 100 uncustomed vehicles in the Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolis.

The importers were said to have used fake number plates to smuggle the vehicles through the country’s entry points where there were no GCNet systems. When the Daily Graphic visited the premises of the Customs Division near the Takoradi Harbour, the 100 vehicles which had been impounded were parked at the Customs car park.

According to officials, most of the vehicles were over-aged and brought into the country from neighbouring countries such as Togo and Benin for commercial and private use.

Speaking to the Daily Graphic, the sector commander, Mr Fredrick Gavor, said the clampdown became necessary because Customs identified a number of vehicles which did not go through the GCNet System. He said there were other vehicles such as heavy duty trucks which were yet to be impounded.