The Aflao Sector Command of the Ghana Immigration Service in the Ketu South of the Volta Region has intercepted 141 gallons of fuel in an operation at unapproved routes on the “Pilla 7 and 7B” border enclave.
According to Aflao Sector Commander, Chief Superintendent Frederick Baah Doudu, the patrol team acted upon intelligence concerning the illegal activities of a criminal syndicate at that portion of the border stretch.
The swift tactical operation happened on Saturday, 13th June, 2020.
He indicated that the deployed patrol team discovered and made an interception of 129 yellow jerrycans of fuel which were packed in an uncompleted structure located close to the borderline at the unapproved route.
The uncompleted structure was suspected by the officers a secret place used as a facilitating point for illegal cross-border activities.
In a similar successful development at the same enclave, the patrol officers made another arrest of 12 gallons of fuel at a separate spot, totaling 141 gallons of fuel intercepted that same night.
Efforts made by the patrol team to arrest the suspects proved futile as they escaped into neighbouring Togo.
The 141 gallons of fuel intercepted are presently in the custody of the GIS Aflao Command pending investigations and subsequent handover to the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority.
Meanwhile, the Aflao Command of the GIS has launched a manhunt for the arrest of the suspects.
The Sector Commander has since commended the team led by Assist.Insp. Sumaila Safo, ICO Anthony Bassa Denyo and ICO Wisdom Joel Adiko for the show of professionalism and hard work in foiling the suspected smuggling.