PHOTOS: Busted! MCE smuggles cars worth $3.8m

Ketu South Municipal Chief Executive, Elliot Edem Agbenorwu, has been busted for smuggling cars worth $3.2 million into the country.

The cars which were smuggled through the Aflao border include a Mercedes Benz 300 SL, (white colour) which costs about $1.8 million and Mercedes Benz 190 SL, black [$1.4 million] were impounded by the National Security operatives.

The vehicles according to myjoyonline was confirmed by Aflao Sector Commander of the Customs Division of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Frank Ashong to be lacking the required documentation covering their importation into the country.

The estimated duty to be paid on the said vehicles is GHȻ900,000.

The vehicles were impounded by national security operatives together with officials from the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority on January 10, 2018 at the residence of Ketu South Municipal Chief Executive, Elliot Edem Agbenorwu.

According to a source, investigations revealed the vehicles were imported into the country allegedly by a prominent businessman (name withheld) based in Accra.

He is reported to have lied to the officers that one of the vehicles, Mercedes Benz 300 SL, valued at $1.8 million, was to be presented to the President, Nana Akufo-Addo a gift in order to escape paying duty on the cars.