8,000 Cartons Of Sardines Loaded At Tema Port Bound For Burkina Faso Reported Missing

| Updated Aug 04, 2018 at 3:34pm


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More than 8,000 cartons of sardine loaded at the Tema Port for delivery in Burkina Faso have turned into bags of cement in what is suspected to be a tax evasion ploy.

Personnel of the Ghana Revenue Authority arrested a Daf truck with registration number AS 9199-09 at Kulmasa in the Northern Region loaded with cement bags and not the cartons of safi sardines it loaded at the Tema Port.

But for a few torn and wretched packing cases of the Safi sardines, the entire consignment valued at $243,750 had gone missing.

Officials of the GRA suspect the consignment had been diverted onto the Ghanaian market to be sold.

The Upper West Sector Commander of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Henry Ayenimi, in the presence of officials of the BNI, the State Insurance Company and the police, inspected the vehicle.