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Update - Airline Employees and Passenger Formally Charged

Published 15th July 2014, 12:57pm

H.M. Customs has confirmed the formal charging of two airline  employees and a passenger in connection with an on-going investigation involving duty evasion and the smuggling of goods under the Customs Law (2012 Revision).

All three persons were formally charged on Friday, 13 June 2014 for Evading Customs Duty, relating to seven cartons of cigarettes at the Owen Roberts International Airport in May and will appear in Summary Court on Tuesday, 24 June, 2014.

Deputy Collector of Customs (Enforcement) Marlon Bodden said, “We sincerely hope that the message will soon reach the right ears, and those involved in this type of illegal activity clearly understand that HM Customs is serious about dismantling this type of organized activity.  While we understand on the big scheme of things, the quantity of smuggled items may be small, it’s the principle that matters. It is very concerning that trusted and authorized persons within restricted areas are engaging in such actions.”

Anyone with information relating to this type of crime is asked to contact H.M. Custom’s tip-line 1-800- 534-8477 or email: