Over the last few weeks, Fiji Revenue and Customs Service investigations team managed to detain some 28 illegal vehicles imported into the country.
This was highlighted by FRCS CEO, Visvanath Das during the International Customs Day celebrations at the Revenue and Customs complex in Suva this morning.
This year’s theme for International Customs Day is “Customs fostering Sustainability for People, Prosperity and the Planet”.
Das says customs officers are important gatekeepers for Fiji.
He says Customs Officers are making every effort to build safe communities and environment adding whilst plans have been operationalized to control the current virus outbreak, the most important gate keepers are the Customs officers at the borders.
Das says if they let any illicit import come through, that risks the prosperity of the country.
The CEO says customs address the illicit trade in hazardous waste and ozone-depleting substances, combating the illicit trade in endangered species and preventing the spread of plant and animal diseases, as well as of invasive alien species.
He has reminded Customs officers to commit themselves in fulfilling their responsibilities towards the safety and prosperity of the nation.
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