Customs impounds a track load of Mackerel for allegedly evading tax

The Customs division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) in the Ashanti Region has impounded a truck load of fish for allegedly evading tax.

The impounded vehicle, with registration number GX 3967-13 was in transit to landlocked nation of Burkina Faso, but it was diverted to Ghanaian market.

Information available to The Chronicle indicates that a tracker fixed on the vehicle by Customs officials was tampered with by the alleged tax evaders.

Fortunately for the Customs officers, they detected the anomaly and moved in quickly to impound the vehicle that was carrying the fish.

The Chronicle understands that the owners of the fish cargo, who were not happy with the action of the custom officers allegedly released dogs to attack them.

Confirming the development to The Chronicle, the Ashanti Regional commander of Customs, Assistant Commissioner, Vivian Glover, disclosed that they have been able to secure the consignment with their revenue lock -meaning that they have taken custody of the goods and the truck that was conveying the items.

“As we speak, we have detained the truck under our watch,” she stated.

“We have visited the storage, where the fish is being kept. We inspected our revenue lock and it’s still under lock and secured. The truck and the refrigerator container is still at our Aboabo yard and we have made a report to our head office.

Asked about the size of the impounded fish, the Ashanti Regional Customs Commander explained the products are mackerel, adding that the quantity is around 700 and the weight is 15 kilogram per a cartoon.

Asked if there has been any arrest, she indicated that it was a Sunday and that the most important thing was that they were able to protect the consignment.


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