The Tema Police Command together with the Ghana Standards Authority, has begun investigations into how three 40 -footer containers with electrical cables, which were impounded and declared substandard by the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority in 2017, have found their way onto the market.
The investigation follows allegations made against the Standards Authority by T Digital Company Limited, which imported the goods in 2017 but was denied the opportunity to clear them from the Port because they were declared substandard by the Authority.
The goods, which were in the possession of the Customs Division of the GRA for onward destruction, have found their way into a shop at Tema Community 9, three years on.
According to the brother of the importer, who is the Manager of T Digital Company, Francis Anokye, they had information that a cable dealer at community 9, had received a container full of electrical cables and was selling them for a song. They dashed to the scene and realized the cables being sold were the ones impounded in 2017 by the GRA.
Police officers from the Tema Command who were called to the scene have since Saturday been guarding the shop and searching for the owner who is currently on the run.
The police and the GSA secured a court order to break the container and has subsequently confirmed the authenticity of the report for onward action.
Meanwhile, the owner of the consignment who is yet to come to terms with the ordeal, wants the various security agencies to intervene and unravel the perpetrators of the crime.
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Ghana| Atinkaonline.com| Philip Azu