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Friday, Jul 30, 2021

Airport employee fined for accepting undeclared goods

Airport employee fined for accepting undeclared goods

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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