No cocaine missing at Tema Port – Customs

Officials at the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) have denied reports of a missing cocaine at the Tema Port in Ghana.

The Finder newspaper had on Friday, April 28,2017 reported that 10 bags of suspected cocaine, each weighing 50kg had gone missing at the port.

But responding to the claim, the Sector Commander of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) at the Tema Port, Confidence Nyadzi there is no truth in the media report.

“I can tell you that there is no truth in that reportage. I know that this matter has been dealt with at the office of the Minister of Interior and at that meeting was the commissioner of customs, the ex-commissioner, Mr. John Pianim, myself, NACOB and the relevant stakeholders. We looked at all the issues involved, as to whether there was a cocaine missing or not, I don’t think anybody can tell you that. And I’m telling you that the report is misleading. There was no cocaine in Tema Port in anybody’s custody which got missing,” he told Citi FM.

He added: “We have done investigation, BNI has done investigation, NACOB is doing investigations. It is expected that we will know what exactly the story is; whether there is cocaine at all or not. On authority, I can tell you that I’m not aware of any cocaine shipment.

“I’m the head of Customs at Tema Port and I’m not aware of cocaine shipment. I am telling you categorically that I am not aware of any missing cocaine at Tema Port. If somebody says so, perhaps ,he has some facts I don’t have”.

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