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GRA officers intercept 117 smuggled ECG meters in Kumasi

The Ashanti Regional officers of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) have intercepted a bus loaded with electricity prepaid meters which were allegedly smuggled into the country.

The officers disclosed that they intercepted the bus which was carrying passengers and goods from Kumasi to Aflao on Friday, August 5. 

According to them, they found 117 prepaid meters hidden in the air-conditioning unit and other compartments of the bus.

GRA officers intercept 117 smuggled ECG meters in Kumasi

The officers later impounded the bus with all passengers onboard and conveyed the meters to the Ashanti Regional offices of the Customs Division.

GRA officers intercept 117 smuggled ECG meters in Kumasi

Sector Customs Commander, Assistant Commissioner Edmund Omari said they have begun investigations into the incident.

GRA officers intercept 117 smuggled ECG meters in Kumasi

Meanwhile, officials of the Electricity Company of Ghana in the Ashanti Region have also begun inspecting the meters to ascertain their origin.

“If you need a meter, go to the ECG office… if you use an illegal meter, we will catch you and when we catch you, we will fine you,” Grace Garshon, the Ashanti Regional Public Relations Officer of the ECG said in a media engagement after the interception. 

Source: Ghana News

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