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Airport employee fined for accepting undeclared goods

Her Majesty’s Customs recently tagged this aircraft with a Notice of Detention following an ‘undeclared goods’ incident.

An employee working in the tower at the Terrance B Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island is facing disciplinary actions after accepting undeclared goods brought in by an aircraft.

The employee was fined $2,500 for Fraudulent Evasion and violation of the territory’s Customs laws by knowingly ‘concerning’ with ‘uncustomed’ goods.

As for the aircraft in question, it reportedly flew in from St Lucia last Wednesday.

Her Majesty’s Customs Department detained the aircraft Friday when the pilot — also a St Lucian — paid a $2,500 fine for Failure To Declare Goods Brought Inwards and delivering them to an airport employee.

This is a violation of the Customs Management and Duties Act (No. 6) of 2010.

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  1. Yall wrong says:

    Dear news people, this story is false.

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  2. Jah says:

    And this is how the drugs get in…

    But those barges will stop this right?

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  3. Next says:

    $2,500 ??? With a small fine like that, do they really think criminals will be scared?

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  4. WEW says:

    Don’t know who it is but a BIG family name works the tower. Small fine doesn’t surprise me

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  5. And says:

    That was cause FOR TERMINATION. ANYTHING COULD HAVE BEEN IN THE UNCHECKED CARGO. JUST SAYING, SUPPOSE THAT WAS A SHIPMENT OF DEADLY POISONOUS SNAKES. DON’T BE SURPRISE IF ONE MORNING YOU WAKE UP AND A RACCOON IS IN YOUR YARD OR A ALLIGATOR IS SUNING IN YOUR YARD.

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  6. lol again says:

    The [head of another Govt department] did the same thing and the Deputy allowed it to be handed back to the head, straight from the airport without checking the bag.

    The deception in this place, the law only see some

  7. lol again says:

    How this reach the news site but *** under investigation again and this did not reach the news, and why was she send to The Ministry of Finance

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  8. UK Own says:

    Some is Wrong with this Story.No Police investigations? Who send the Plane? What was the plane delivering? Is this Good Governance? A plane landed in Anegada under the raider left and got lost they say.This Government have this Country in a Wreck between Seaport and Airports Please Please let’s drain this Swamp the Worst is yet to come..

  9. Serious says:

    Place need proper management. Point blank

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