Aflao CEPS intercept ‘fake electricity meters and pharmaceuticals’


The Aflao Sector Command of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority, (GRA) has intercepted large consignment of pharmaceutical products and fake electricity meters which were smuggled into the country.

The smuggled goods comprise of 109 fake electricity meters and pharmaceutical products which include expired aphrodisiacs and malaria injections having stickers bearing new manufactured and expired dates carefully embossed on the actual dates.

All the goods were retrieved on board buses from Nigeria at Akatsi on the Aflao-Accra Highway this month with others intercepted from the beginning of this year.

According to the Command the smugglers abandoned the products for fear of being arrested.

The Aflao Sector Commander of CEPS, Sheila Vigbedor urged Ghanaians to purchase drugs from licensed pharmacies as well as get their electricity meters from Power Distribution Services (PDS).

She also encouraged importers to take advantage of new tax cuts on imported goods by bringing goods through approved entry points.

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