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International Naval Forces Leaders to brainstorm over how to secure marine and coastal waters...

Piracy, illegal fishing, and armed robberies are some of the major issues threatening the Gulf of Guinea region. Among the topics to be discussed...
rosewood logging

GNG Wants Rosewood Smugglers prosecuted to scare others

The Greening Northern Ghana (GNA), an environmental Non-Governmental Organization, has called on government to prosecute Ms Helena Huang, a Chinese national who was arrested...
Gra Currency

GRA’s Zero Tolerance for Smuggled Good Launched

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Wednesday declared zero tolerance on people who engaged in smuggling of goods through the neighbouring countries into Ghana. The...
China has started to destroy seized ivory in public

Uganda hunts for suspects over smuggling of ivory, pangolin scales

Uganda's tax body on Friday said its hunting for suspects over smuggling of ivory and pangolin scales, worth about 3.5 million U.S. dollars. ...

Chief Calls For Intensive Action Against Modern Day Slavery

Anti-human trafficking campaigner, Nana Ayimedu Brempong III, has called for intensification of the fight to stop the modern day slavery. He described as deeply disturbing...
Tax Stamp Policy

Finance Minister launches Tax Stamp Policy To Stem Tides Of Smuggling

He said the implementation of the tax stamps policy was not an imposition of additional tax by government but a measure to protect genuine...

Minister Koenders calls for use of sanctions against human smugglers

Netherlands foreign minister Bert Koenders has called on the United Nations to deploy sanctions in the fight against people smuggling and trafficking via Libya. Placing...

Goil Laments Over The Effects of Fuel Smuggling on OMCs

The Managing Director of GOIL, Patrick Akorli, has said Oil Marketing Companies (OMC’s) are shutting down and laying off staff due to the activities...

Farmers Make Passionate Appeal to Agric Minister on Fertilizer Smuggling

The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFG) has impressed on the Ministry of Agriculture and key stakeholders in the sector to put in measures...

Woman Nabbed for Wee Smuggling in Central Region

A 36-year-old woman from Kumasi in the Ashanti region, has been arrested at the Ankaful Maximum Security Prison in Cape Coast, Central region for...

Eleven arrested in Tanzania’s timber smuggling sting

Authorities in north-western Tanzania have arrested 11 persons for allegedly smuggling timber and charcoal in Lake Victoria, police said Monday. The suspects...

Ending Fertiliser Smuggling is Vital – Dr. Akoto

The Minister Nominee for Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto has stated that the smuggling of fertilizer outside of the country are part of the...

Sudan security forces abort smuggling of 64 foreigners

Sudan's security forces announced on Tuesday the abortion of an attempt to smuggle 64 foreigners across North Darfur State to Libya, Sudan's Ashorooq Net...

Gold Smuggling Now More Rampant in Ghana – Exporters

Ghana’s gold sector is under threat as news of smuggling becomes rife. According to the Association of Gold Exporters of Ghana  (AGEG) the reports are...
human trafficking

War Against International Trafficking

An estimated 244 million people representing 3.3 per cent of the world's populations live outside their country of origin. It is obvious that Ghana...
Nigeria Customs

Custom Officials Urged To Help Stop Smuggling

Addressing the media in Accra, Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske said customers and a tautem border security would enhance trade, boost investments and fuel economic growth...

Two women Nabbed for ‘Wee’ Smuggling

Officers at the Ankaful Maximum Prisons have arrested two women who attempted to smuggle some banned substances to some inmates in the prisons....

Ex-Nigerian inmate grabbed for wee smuggling

Officials of the koforidua Prisons have arrested an ex-remand prisoner for smuggling narcotics to the prison. The suspect, Alalea Obuwomamo Paul, a baker...
Secondhand underwear is sold illegally at New Soweto Market in Lusaka. Traders refuse to have their faces shown for fear of getting in trouble with law enforcement. Prudence Phiri, GPJ Zambia

Zambia tightens measures to curb second-hand underwear smuggling

Zambia banned the importation of used pants and bras in 2013, citing health hazards especially for women but the commodities are still being sold...

Extradited suspect for people smuggling ‘is wrong man’

An Eritrean man authorities say is Mr Mered was held in Sudan in May and flown to Rome on Tuesday. But the man's friends told...

Head Detective of Interpol in Venezuela Indicted Over Cocaine Smuggling

The head detective of Interpol in Venezuela has been charged with smuggling nearly 770lbs of cocaine to the Dominican Republic. Chief Detective Eliecer Garcia,...

Gold Smuggling : Minerals Commission to go Stiff on Offenders

The Minerals Commission has served notice to deal with any person or companies found culpable in smuggling gold out of Ghana.According to the Commission,...
White Rhinos

US Auction House Boss found guilty in ivory and rhino horn smuggling

Joseph Chait, a senior auction administrator of the I.M. Chait gallery and auction house, pleaded guilty to smuggling elephant ivory, rhinoceros horn and coral...

Fighting Smuggling Would Bring In More Revenue

The Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Mr. George Blankson recently reported that the GRA exceeded its 2015 revenue target of GH¢ 21.57...

OMC Unhappy Over Cletus Avoka’s Statement on Fuel Stations

The Chamber of Oil Marketing Companies (OMC) has taken a swipe at the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bawku West, Cletus Avoka, over his...

Gold Trafficking Group Arrested at KIA

Gold bars, March 31, 2009. Photo by Capital MS&L Security officers at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) have busted a syndicate attempting to smuggle 200...
A ship at Khalid Port in Sharjah. (Photo-ME NewsWire)

Iranian Ship Smuggling People And Drugs Arrested

A joint team from the Anti-Narcotics Federal Directorate General and the Anti-Narcotics Department at Sharjah Police have seized an Iranian ship of which the captain...

Zambia convicts 7 foreigners over smuggling of 12 Sable antelopes

The seven foreigners, including six South Africans and one Zimbabwean, were arrested in October this year in southern Zambia's Monze district when Zambia Wildlife...

Security officers undergo anti-smuggling training

The security personnel included the Police, the Immigration, the Customs divisions of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), and Agriculture Extension...
Ghana Police Service

Ghana is weak and vulnerable to terrorist attacks

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Alphonse Adu-Amankwah, Commandant of the Ghana Police Service Academy, has said Ghana was vulnerable to terrorist attacks. ACP Adu-Amankwah...