Sunday 8 December, 2019

Cops seize $50 million worth of uncustomed goods in downtown Kingston

Some of the goods which were seized by C-TOC operatives in downtown Kingston on Wednesday.

Some of the goods which were seized by C-TOC operatives in downtown Kingston on Wednesday.

The police seized approximately $50 million worth of goods for which the applicable custom duties were reportedly not paid, during an operation at several stores in downtown Kingston on Wednesday.

Reports are that the operation was carried out by members of the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC).

The police said following the raid, they have intensified their efforts to rid the streets of goods for which the requisite custom duties were not paid, which they said often contain harmful items and substances which can be detrimental to human health.

More of the uncustomed goods which were seized by C-TOC operatives in downtown Kingston on Wednesday.

According to Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA), any restricted goods arriving without a valid permit is a breach of Section 210 of the Customs Act.

A message on the website of the JCA stated that goods not in compliance with the stipulations will be confiscated and handed over to the relevant authority when detected.

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