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A friend who lives in Ghana but has a US citizenship wants

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A friend who lives in Ghana but has a US citizenship wants to bring gold bars into the US. Is that allowed?
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Yes, this is allowed. However, this is also likely a scam. Your online friend is likely a scammer. See HERE and HERE.

Ghana quickly emerged as one of the top internet scam locations in the world in the mid 2000s. The authorities there are unable/unwilling to step the tide of the scams. The scammer will typically state that they are coming with gold, money, etc, but then that they are stuck at the airport and a bribe has to be paid, and/or taxes, and/or they are arrested by immigration, etc. They will keep asking you for money but they or their gold will never show.

PLEASE BE CAREFUL. YOU ARE LIKELY BEING SCAMMED.

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