The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has impounded 35 bales of uncustomed wax prints which had been smuggled into the country from Togo.
The goods were impounded by officials of the Customs Preventive Operating Unit (CPU) at Dawhenya in the Ningo-Prampram municipality on September 11, this year.
Customs officials said the tax component and penalties on the goods amounted to GHc73,498.56.
The action comes at a time the textile industry in Ghana is facing competition from cheap wax prints smuggled into the country.
Briefing the Daily Graphic at the Customs Headquarters in Accra yesterday, the Chief Revenue Officer in charge of Communications and Public Affairs at the Customs Division of the GRA, Mr Johnson Menlah Yankey, said the goods were intercepted based on intelligence information.