• Short Summary

    GHANA BORDER POLICE ON WEDNESDAY (JANUARY 18) CAPTURED A CONVOY OF FIVE SMUGGLERS' VEHICLES AFTER A HIGH-SPEED CHASE AND A GUN BATTLE THROUGH THE STREETS OF ACCRA, THE GHANAIAN CAPITAL.

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    GHANA BORDER POLICE ON WEDNESDAY (JANUARY 18) CAPTURED A CONVOY OF FIVE SMUGGLERS' VEHICLES AFTER A HIGH-SPEED CHASE AND A GUN BATTLE THROUGH THE STREETS OF ACCRA, THE GHANAIAN CAPITAL.

    POLICE SAID TWO MEN WERE ARRESTED BUT THE OTHERS ESCAPED.

    THE BORDER GUARDS INTERCEPTED THE CONVOY SUSPECTED TO BE CARRYING CONTRABAND ON THE MOTORWAY BETWEEN TEMA AND ACCRA. POLICE BELIEVE THE CONTRABAND - FROM LOME IN TOGOLAND - WAS UNLOADED FROM A BOAT AT A COASTAL VILLAGE NEAR TEMA AND TRANSFERRED TO THE VEHICLES.

    A POLICE ARMOURED SQUADRON ON MOTORWAY PATROL ORDERED THE CONVOY TO HALT AND THEN THE CHASE STARTED. IT CONTINUED RIGHT INTO ACCRA WHERE THE SMUGGLERS BEGAN TO FIRE ON THE POLICE - WHO PROMPTLY REPLIED.

    THE CONVOY WAS FINALLY HALTED WHEN POLICE BULLETS RIPPED THROUGH THE VEHICLES' TYRES.

    GHANA POLICE SAID THE CARS WERE APPARENTLY GUARDING A THREE-TON TRUCK TO THE CENTRE OF THE CITY. ONE CAR HAD ITS WINDSCREEN AND REAR MIRROR SMASHED BY BULLETS WHILE OTHERS WENT THROUGH THE BODYWORK.

    A POLICE SPOKESMAN SAID THE TRUCK CONTAINED 35 CASES OF WHISKY, TEN CASES OF BRANDY, FOUR BALES OF WAX PRINT, FOUR LARGE CARTONS OF TOBACCO, THREE LARGE CARTONS OF CIGARETTES AND SIX JARS OF WINE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADL7A615XV8Z78S9SVFN9MQC8X
    Media URN:
    VLVADL7A615XV8Z78S9SVFN9MQC8X
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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