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Security Under Threat As 436 Imported Pistols, Ammunitions Gets Impounded At Tema Port


The National Communication Officer of the largest opposition party, National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi Esq is challenging Government to tell Ghanaians who are behind the illegal importation of 436 pistols and ammunition in the country from Turkey.


According to him, the 436 pistols and ammunition were impounded at the Tema Port on Friday night.


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In a communique signed by Sammy Gyamfi, he said "It has come to the attention of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), that a consignment of 436 Pistols and ammunition imported illegally into the country from Turkey, was intercepted and impounded at Tema Port yesternight"

He added the pistols and ammunition which had been concealed in a consignment of personal effects from Turkey were found during a physical examination at Custom Officials at the Port and taken to the Tema Habour Police station.


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"Ghanaians deserve to know who illegally imported the said pistols and ammunition into the country and for what purpose. More importantly, Ghanaians deserve to know the identity of the so-called “Big Men” who are pulling strings behind the scenes to get the consignment released" he noted.


Mr. Gyamfi also noted that given the danger the weapons pose to the security of the nation, he is calling on the media to follow the story closely.



BELOW IS THE STATEMENT FROM THE NDC: Saturday, 10th October 2020

It has come to the attention of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), that a consignment of 436 Pistols and ammunition imported illegally into the country from Turkey, was intercepted and impounded at Tema Port yesternight.

The pistols and ammunition which had been concealed in a consignment of personal effects from Turkey were found during a physical examination at Custom Officials at the Port and taken to the Tema Habour Police station.

Attached is a snapshot of the impounded weapons in a Pick-up Vehicle and the Police statement of the Clearing Agent that confirms the incident.

We are informed that the weapons have been taken back to the Ghana Revenue Authority’s Long Room Armoury at the Tema Port. We have picked intel that some unscrupulous persons are trying to get the weapons released.

While we commend the Customs Excise and Preventive Service unit at Tema port for acting swiftly to impound this consignment, we demand that they update the nation on this worrying development in the spirit of transparency.


Ghanaians deserve to know who illegally imported the said pistols and ammunition into the country and for what purpose. More importantly, Ghanaians deserve to know the identity of the so-called “Big Men” who are pulling strings behind the scenes to get the consignment released.

Given the danger that these weapons can pose to the security of the nation in the wrong hands, we humbly appeal to the media to follow this story closely. We are watching!

Signed, Sammy Gyamfi Esq. National Communication Officer, NDC


Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

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