Two men believed to be Nigerians who were trying to illegally smuggle guns into Ghana have escaped from custody after being detained at the weekend.
The men, the driver and his mate were in a truck carrying several boxes of ammunitions which were impounded at the Aflao border in Ghana on Friday. Ghana Web reports that a joint police and CEPS team impounded the truck after a thorough search of the vehicle led to the retrieval of more than 50 guns.
The Aflao Sector Commander of the Customs Excise and Preventive Service, Seth Dovlo, in an interview with XYZ News said investigations have intensified to re-arrest the Nigerians. He said a search has also been mounted for the owner of the truck.
This is the second time Nigerians have been arrested in the country for importing guns and ammunitions this year. In January, the Greater Accra Regional Police Command impounded a Nigeria-bound truck also loaded with a cache of arms and several boxes of ammunition.