Several customs employees before the courts for corruption-related offences
The Jamaica Customs Agency says, so far this year, about 15 of its employees have been hauled before the courts on various corruption-related charges.
Commissioner of Customs, Major Richard Reese, made the disclosure on The Gleaner's online current affairs programme, On the Record, set to be published today.
He said the arrest of the employees was partly due to the reforms at the agency to modernise the entity and stem revenue leakage.
Meanwhile, the customs head says he is pushing for freight forwarders to be licensed.
A freight forwarder is a person or company that organises shipments for individuals or corporations to get goods from the producer to a market.
Major Reese says currently, the freight forwarder cannot be legally held responsible for any problems with shipments.